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    Sale 5410

    The Sunday Sale

    20 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 161

    A VICTORIAN GILTMETAL MOUNTED KINGWOOD PARQUETRY AND CROSSBANDED TABLE À ECRIRE

    BY C. MELLIER & CO., LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN GILTMETAL MOUNTED KINGWOOD PARQUETRY AND CROSSBANDED TABLE À ECRIRE
    By C. Mellier & Co., late 19th century
    Of kidney-shaped form, the three-quarter pierced gallery and central inset embossed silk writing surface flanked by oval inlaid panels, the frieze with a red velvet lined slide and two further slides to either end, on tall cabriole legs terminating in foliate cast sabots and joined by a conforming undertier; the underside of the top stamped 'C. MELLIER LONDON'
    29 in. (73.4 cm.) high; 35 in. (89 cm.) wide; 16 in. (40 cm.) deep


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    The firm of Charles Mellier & Company advertised themselves as 'specialists in the rich decorative styles of the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries' (J. Cooper, Victorian & Edwardian Furniture and Interiors, London, 1987, p. 24). They were employed by W.H. Romaine-Walker, an architect who remodelled many Mayfair interiors, notably 66 Grosvenor Street for Henry Duveen, brother of the art dealer Lord Duveen of Millbank.

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