• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 187

    AN ENGLISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINWOOD, HAREWOOD, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE AND IVORY PARQUETRY ENCOIGNURE

    ATTRIBUTED TO HOLLAND & SONS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINWOOD, HAREWOOD, AMARANTH, SYCAMORE AND IVORY PARQUETRY ENCOIGNURE
    ATTRIBUTED TO HOLLAND & SONS, THIRD QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The moulded brèche violette d'Espagne marble top above a flowering acanthus frieze, cornered by aventurine lacquer panels, above a glazed door and concave sides, the mirrored interior fitted with a glass shelf
    41 in. (104 cm.) high; 38 1/8 in. (97 cm.) wide; 27¼ in. (69.5 cm.) deep


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    The high quality construction, fine anthemion marquetry and blond veneers to this corner-cabinet are typical of the work of the prolific and distinguished Victorian cabinet-makers: Holland & Sons. The marquetry pattern is similar to that on a pair of tables, one of which is in the collection of the V&A, the other at Lotherton House, which are thought to have originally been commissioned for Osborne House or Windsor Castle (see C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam and Lotherton Hall, Vol. II, N°. 432, London, London, 1978, p. 345.)

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