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    Sale 5201

    Style & Spirit

    27 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    A MAHOGANY HALL BENCH

    BY H.SAMUEL, LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT

    Price Realised  

    A MAHOGANY HALL BENCH
    BY H.SAMUEL, LATE 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT
    The panelled back within an imbricated foliate and shell-carved surround with a pair of masks, the scrolled foliate arms with dolphin- carved supports, the moulded seat with panelled, shell and guilloche frieze concealing a drawer, with rosette blocks to the corners and tapering turned, foliate and fluted legs, stamped to the underside 'H.SAMUEL 484 OXFORD ST LONDON'.
    43in. (110cm.) high; 43½in (110cm.) wide; 18½in. (47cm.) deep


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    Henry Samuel, dealer in works of art (fl.1881 - 1913) regularly name-stamped his stock. See C.Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700 - 1840, Leeds, 1996.
    An octagonal partners' desk bearing his stamp was sold Christie's, London, 21 November, 2006, lot 457.

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