22 September 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 7,500
Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
A CHANNEL ISLANDS VICTORIAN MAHOGANY DISPLAY CABINET
JERSEY, THE CRAFTSMEN JEAN LUCE AND J. CHAPPELL, 1855
The upper section with pointed arch glazing, the interior fitted with approximately one hundred numbered and identified Victorian taxidermy bird specimens, the lower section with boldly carved claw feet and frieze, the underside with makers pencil inscription 'Mr J Luce/Cabinet Maker/Jersey/1855' and 'J Chappell/Maker', with further indistinct chalk inscription 'Le Su...r/29.'
84 in. (214 cm.) high; 47½ in. (119 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep
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In the census of 1841 for Jersey, District 16, St Helier, a Jean Luce, aged 35 is recorded as a cabinetmaker at 18 Hue St.
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