• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 271

    A LATE VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE

    BY T. WILLSON, CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY BREAKFRONT SECRETAIRE BOOKCASE
    BY T. WILLSON, CIRCA 1900
    With a swan neck pierced cornice and astrigal-glazed doors enclosing adjustable shelves, the fitted secretaire drawer stamped 'T. WILLSON 68 GREAT QUEEN STREET LONDON' flanked by two further cedar lined drawers with cupboard doors below.
    97 in. (247 cm.) high; 68 ½in. (174 cm.) wide; 19 in. (49 cm.) deep


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    Thomas Willson was a retailer who traded from 68 Great Queen Street between 1821-1829. He may also be the auctioneer Thomas Wilson (sic), recorded at 28 Little Queen Street from 1799-1825 (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 56). Acting principally as a dealer in second-hand furniture, Thomas Willson identified his stock with a stamp. From 1830 to 1837 the business was then continued by Mary Willson & Son (Mary was possibly Thomas's wife) and later by another relative, Mathew Willson until 1854.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AN ESTATE