• Focal Point - The Nicholas Gif auction at Christies

    Sale 5975

    Focal Point - The Nicholas Gifford-Mead Collection of Chimneypieces & Ornament

    29 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 108

    A LATE VICTORIAN CAST IRON HOB GRATE

    BY THOMAS ELSLEY, CIRCA 1890

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    A LATE VICTORIAN CAST IRON HOB GRATE
    BY THOMAS ELSLEY, CIRCA 1890
    The rectangular basket with obelisk-shaped finials to the top-rail, flanked by volute-shaped pilasters with paw feet, lion mask ring handles to the sides, stamped to the reverse with maker's name
    22½ in. (57 cm.) high; 31¼ in. (79.5 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep


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    Thomas Elsley's manufactory produced firegrates, fenders and related equipment during the last part of the 19th and early 20th century many to Neo-Classical designs.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage