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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 227

    A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED WALNUT HALL STAND

    ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED WALNUT HALL STAND
    ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular moulded shelf with shaped gallery back above a walnut-lined frieze drawer on shaped pierced supports, the sides with open back and quadrant brass rail above a central galleried shelf and later black painted drip pans, on shaped brass feet, the drawer with indistinct diamond registration mark
    30¾ in. (101 cm.) high; 40 in. (102 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep


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    The firm of James Shoolbred and Co. started to manufacture high quality furniture circa 1870, for which they were granted a Royal warrant by the mid-1880s. Among the closely related hall stands recently sold at auction, a virtually identical example also attributed to Shoolbred & Co. was sold anonymously, Thomas Hope and the Neoclassical Vision, Christie's, London, 24 April 2008, lot 136 (8,125 including premium), while a virtually identical hall stand, also attributed to the firm, was sold at Christie's, London, 11 September 2008, lot 116 (£8,500 with premium).

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