• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5697

    Christie's Interiors

    27 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 276

    A MID-VICTORIAN SYCAMORE AND ASH INLAID OCCASIONAL TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO MARSH & JONES, IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES BEVAN, CIRCA 1870

    Price Realised  

    A MID-VICTORIAN SYCAMORE AND ASH INLAID OCCASIONAL TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO MARSH & JONES, IN THE MANNER OF CHARLES BEVAN, CIRCA 1870
    Decorated with geometric motifs throughout, the oval top above four columnar legs joined by chamfered stretchers on castors, label to the underside printed 'THE BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION 1979, EXH. NO. 12 THE CITY OF BRISTOL MUSEUM AND GALLERY
    28¾ IN. (73 CM.) HIGH; 39 IN. (99 CM.) WIDE; 26¾ IN. (68 CM.) DEEP


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    THERE IS A CLOSELY RELATED TABLE MADE BY MARSH AND JONES, LEEDS TO A DESIGN BY CHARLES BEVAN (1865) THAT WAS COMMISSIONED TITUS SALT JNR. THE GEOMETRIC INLAID DECORATION AND CHAMFERING IS CHARACTERISTIC OF CHARLES BEVAN AND JOSEPH SEDDON, TO WHOM BEVAN WAS PURPORTEDLY APPRENTICED CIRCA 1862. THOUGH BEVAN'S DESIGNS, EXECUTED BY FIRMS SUCH AS MARSH & JONES OF LEEDS FOR TITUS SALT JR. OF SALTAIRE AND NOW PARTIALLY AT LOTHERTON HALL, LEEDS, IT IS NOT UNLIKELY THAT SMALLER FIRMS FOLLOWED HIS DESIGNS TO A SIMILAR EFFECT.
    C. GILBERT, FURNITURE AT TEMPLE NEWSAM HOUSE AND LOTHERTON HALL, LEEDS, 1978, VOL II, NO.521H.

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    Exhibited

    BRISTOL, CITY OF BRISTOL MUSEUM & ART GALLERY, BRITISH ANTIQUE DEALERS' ASSOCIATION, 1979, NO.12.