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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A MID-VICTORIAN EBONISED, OAK, BURR-WALNUT AND MARQUETRY BREAKFRONT SIDE CABINET

    CIRCA 1870, IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES BEVAN

    Price Realised  

    A MID-VICTORIAN EBONISED, OAK, BURR-WALNUT AND MARQUETRY BREAKFRONT SIDE CABINET
    CIRCA 1870, IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES BEVAN
    The rectangular top with solid rear gallery above a lozenge-inlaid frieze, above an open central section with two adjustable shelves flanked by doors, on a plinth base, the side doors with later mahogany panels
    45 in. (114.5 cm.) high; 75 in. (190.5 cm.) wide; 14¼ in. (36 cm.) deep


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    The china-galleried bookcase, with recessed 'commode’ ends, is mosaiced with geometric floral inlay in the mid-l9th Century fashion promoted by furniture designers such as J. P. Seddon and his protégé Charles Bevan. The latter was employed by Messrs. John Marsh and Edward Jones, Mediaeval Cabinet Makers of Leeds following ter establishment of their Cavendish Square showrooms in the 1860s. Amongst the related furniture was Bevan's Medieval fashioned piano, executed in satinwod and polychrome with inlays’ cut by the specialist craftsman Mr. Vert. (illustrated in The Building News, March 1867; C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, Leeds, 1978, vol II, No.521a)

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