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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 299

    A QUEEN ANNE OAK DISPLAY CABINET

    CIRCA 1710

    Price Realised  

    A QUEEN ANNE OAK DISPLAY CABINET
    CIRCA 1710
    With a moulded cornice and two geometrically-glazed doors enclosing adjustable drawers and fixed shelves, the back of one drawer inscribed 'A3063', the base with two doors on turned feet, inscribed on the back in blue chalk 'DREY XV MAIN'
    87 in. (221 cm.) high; 58 in. (149 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep


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    David Drey's shop in Chelsea in the late 1960's was described as an essential stopping-off place for the curious and acquisitive. John Harris, writing in an introduction to Christie's sale catalogue, Out of the Ordinary: The Discerning and Individual Taste of Christopher Gibbs and Harris Lindsay, 10 May 2006, recalled the tempting jumble of English busts, drawings, paintings, bronzes and decorative objects that were Drey's stock-in-trade.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from David Drey.