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    Sale 5357

    Christie's Interiors

    8 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 881

    A VICTORIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU

    BY EDWARDS AND ROBERTS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND MARQUETRY BUREAU
    BY EDWARDS AND ROBERTS, LAST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The gilt-tooled leather top of serpentine outline above a frieze drawer and pedestal base inlaid to all sides with foliate scrolls, the side door enclosing four drawers, with additional slides at either side, stamped EDWARDS & ROBERTS, WARDOUR ST. LONDON
    28¼ in. (71.7 cm.) high; 32¼ in. (82 cm.) wide; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) deep


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    Founded in 1845, Edwards and Roberts were among the foremost English cabinet-makers of the second half of the 19th century. By 1854 the firm was trading as Edwards and Roberts, 21 Wardour Street,Antique and Modern cabinet makers and Importers of Ancient Furniture.The firm expanded rapidly and was both a manufacturer and retailer of imported furniture and was particularly renowned for its revival of 'old French styles'.

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