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    Sale 5201

    Style & Spirit

    27 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 203

    A LATE VICTORIAN GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY OPEN BOOKCASE

    BY MELLIER AND CO, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, OF LOUIS XVI STYLE

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN GILT METAL MOUNTED MAHOGANY OPEN BOOKCASE
    BY MELLIER AND CO, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY, OF LOUIS XVI STYLE
    With a white marble top above an egg-and-dart and foliate-bordered frieze with rectangular rosette clasps, the adjustable open shelves flanked by beaded panelled pilasters and smiliar sides, on a reed-and- tie mounted plinth and turned feet, branded to the reverse 'C.MELLIER & CO LONDON. W'
    53½in. (136cm.) high; 47in. (120cm.) wide; 10½in (27cm.) deep


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    Mellier & Co of 2 Frith St, near Soho Square, and later Margaret St, advertised themselves as 'specialists in the rich decorative styles of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries'. They became best known for their fine reproductions of antique French furniture and were among the English manufacturers who exhibited at the 1904 St Louis International Exhibition.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY (LOTS 196-204)