• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5917

    Christie's Interiors

    10 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 688

    A LATE VICTORIAN LIME-GREEN PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WASHSTAND AND MIRROR

    BY BLYTH & SONS, DECORATED BY BLACKBURN, DATED 1878

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    Estimate

    A LATE VICTORIAN LIME-GREEN PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT WASHSTAND AND MIRROR
    BY BLYTH & SONS, DECORATED BY BLACKBURN, DATED 1878
    Decorated overall with stlyised foliated and fluting, the toilet-mirror with bevelled plate and foliate corners, flanked by pilasters and spandrels, the underside inscribed in pencil 'DECEMBER 2 1878 DYER HARPER & DYER 2 NORTHAMPTON ST. ARIEL ROAD, DESIGNED BY MR BLACKBURN MADE BY C J NO.237, the washstand with superstructure decorated with foliate frieze and red painted fluted and zig-zag columns supporting a brass rail above a grey veined white marble top with two frieze drawers, one with pressed metal label marked 'BLYTH & SONS MANUFACTURERS 4 CHISWELL ST. LONDON' and stamped 386 259'
    The toilet mirror -- 31 in. (49 cm.) high; 33in. (84 cm.) wide; the stand -- 60 in. (152.5 cm.) high; 42½ in. (108 cm.) wide; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) deep


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