• The Sunday Sale - The Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 5934

    The Sunday Sale - The Collection of the Late Christopher Wood

    8 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 10

    A VICTORIAN WALNUT CHEST

    BY CHRISTOPHER PRATT & SONS, BRADFORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A VICTORIAN WALNUT CHEST
    BY CHRISTOPHER PRATT & SONS, BRADFORD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top above an arrangement of two short and three long graduated drawers flanked by carved pilasters on brown porcelain castors, the reverse bearing a paper label for 'Christr Pratt & Sons/Cabinet Makers and Upholsterers/Carpet and Bedding Warehousemen/Bradford' and a further label for 'PAUL REEVES/FURNITURE AND ARTEFACTS/1860-1960, the locks stamped '2 LEVER' and 'H'
    46½ in. (118 cm.) high; 44¼ in. (112 cm.) wide; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) deep


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    Christopher Pratt & Sons of Bradford offered a complete house-furnishing service. In their 1901 catalogue they acknowleged that 'modern furniture design consists very largely in the imitation of old styles'. (J. Cooper, Victorian and Edwardian Furniture and Interiors, London, 1987.)

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    with Paul Reeves, London.