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    Sale 5355

    Christie's Interiors - Oak Edition

    20 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 380

    AN ENGLISH OAK METAL-BOUND DOMED CHEST

    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    AN ENGLISH OAK METAL-BOUND DOMED CHEST
    LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    With particularly elaborate strap metalwork, with three locks having scrolling hasps, the central hasp locating with a padlock, with a label to the inside Sir J Savile Lumley K.C.B. and in manuscript for Rufford Abbey
    26½ in. (67 cm.) high; 54 in. (137 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    John Savile Lumley-Savile, 2nd Baron Savile ( 1853-1931 ), society host and personal friend of King Edward V11.
    He inherited Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire in 1896.
    In 1938 the contents of Rufford Abbey were sold by Knight Frank Rutley in conjunction with Christie's in a 10 day sale.