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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 681

    A SCOTTISH LATE VICTORIAN ASH CHEST

    BY MORISON & CO., EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1880

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SCOTTISH LATE VICTORIAN ASH CHEST
    BY MORISON & CO., EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1880
    With two short and three graduated long drawers on shaped bracket feet, stamped 'MORISON & CO EDINBURGH', the locks stamped 'SAML HALL BIRMINGHAM'
    40¾ in. (103.5 cm.) high; 42 in. (106.5 cm.) wide; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) deep


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    At this time Morison & Co., one of Edinburgh's leading cabinet-makers, was run by the partnership of William Robert Reid, and his brother John. Their father William Reid (d. 1895) had joined the cabinet-maker James Morison in 1847 and for many years after Morison's death in 1862 had run the business. James and Mathew Morison of Edinburgh and Ayr's most notable commission had been for Sir David Hunter-Blair at Blairquhan, 1823-5.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Piers von Westenholz, London.