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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 57

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED CALAMANDER ETAGERE

    ATTRIBUTED TO HOLLAND AND SONS, MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED CALAMANDER ETAGERE
    ATTRIBUTED TO HOLLAND AND SONS, MID-19TH CENTURY
    Of rounded rectangular form, the three-quarter baluster gallery above four shelves with beaded borders supported by foliate-carved and fluted columns on brass-mounted tapering legs, with caps and castors, the castors stamped 'COPES PATENT'
    38¼ in. (97 cm.) high; 27½ in. (70 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep


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    This ormolu-enriched étagère, designed in the French/antique or Louis Seize manner, evokes lyric-poetry with Etruscan 'Venus' pearls wreathing its Grecian black-figured coromandel shelves; while Apollo's poetic laurels wreath the urns supporting its antique-fluted and black japanned columns. Amongst the leading firms promoting this fashion was the court cabinet-makers Messrs Holland & Sons, following their adoption of premises in Mayfairs Mount Street in 1851. For more details on the distinguishing characteristics of Holland and Sons furniture, see the Christie's catalogue, Furniture and Clocks, 23 April 2009, p.77-87. Similar three-tiered stands of this pattern were sold Sotheby's, New York, 22 January 1999, lot 219, and 16 April 2005, lot 153.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Phillips, London, 25 June 2001, lot 143.