23 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND EBONY-INLAID OPEN BOOKCASE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The inverted breakfront shaped rectangular moulded top with rounded angles, above three open compartments, each fitted with two adjustable shelves, with spirally-reeded column supports, on reeded tapering feet, the back feet probably replaced
31¼ in. (79.5 cm.) high; 53¼ in. (135.5 cm.) wide; 18¾ in. (47.5 cm.) deep
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Mr Marcus Tillotson (1915-2005) was the nephew of the 1st Viscount Leverhulme. He was a well-known figure in Bolton, acting as Chairman of The Bolton Evening News from 1956-1971, the company his grandfather founded in 1867.
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