• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5977

    Christie's Interiors

    20 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 195

    A MID-VICTORIAN FIGURED WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT CENTRE TABLE

    BY C. HINDLEY AND SONS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MID-VICTORIAN FIGURED WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT CENTRE TABLE
    BY C. HINDLEY AND SONS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The oval fruit-wood and amaranth crossbanded top on four turned and fluted supports joined by an under-tier, stamped 'C.HINDLEY & SONS 134 OXFORD STREET LONDON 20679' to the underside of the top
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 54 in. (138 cm.) wide; 41½ in. (106 cm.) deep


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    This stamp is recorded on various types of furniture, such as a walnut writing-table and an ormolu-mounted kidney-shaped yew-wood and ebony-inlaid writing-desk, both illustrated in C. Gilbert Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 267, figs. 497 and 498.C. Hindley and Sons, had their premises at 134 Oxford Street, from 1820-1830. Several pieces bearing this stamp, from Tew Park, Great Tew, Oxfordshire, were sold from the collection of The late Major Eustace Robb, Christie's house sale, 27-29 May 1987, including lots 214, a Victorian satin-birch armchair and lot 1108 a Victorian mahogany wardrobe.
    The activities of the firm, who were active from 1817-1892, are discussed in L. Microulis, 'Charles Hindley & Sons, London House Furnishers of the Nineteenth Century', The Bard Studies in the Decorative Arts, vol. 5, no. 2, 1998, pp. 69-96.

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