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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 236

    A SET OF REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD THREE-TIER HANGING SHELVES

    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN MCLEAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A SET OF REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD THREE-TIER HANGING SHELVES
    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN MCLEAN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The upper tier with scrolled brackets and urn finials, above x-frame supports to the lower tiers, each shelf with pierced front gallery, on ball feet
    32¾ in. (83 cm.) high; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) wide; 9 in. (23 cm.) deep


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    These china-railed shelves have golden palm-wrapped brass pillars tied by pateraed braces in the Pompeian tripod-altar fashion that was popularised by Thomas Hope in his guide, Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807. Two bookcases of similar architecture were supplied to Charles Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers (d.1860) of Thoresby Hall, Nottingham (see Christie's London 6 April, 1995 lot 155).

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