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    Sale 5169

    The Art Nouveau Buckle with Arts & Crafts

    27 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 152

    HARRY NAPPER FOR NORMAN & STACEY, MANUFACTURED BY KEITH, PROWSE & CO.; PIANO

    Price Realised  

    HARRY NAPPER FOR NORMAN & STACEY, MANUFACTURED BY KEITH, PROWSE & CO.; PIANO
    circa 1900, ebonised wood with satinwood inlay and aluminium mounts, cast maker's mark to frame and 6985, 6985 also stamped to back and stencilled maker's mark to front 50½in. (128.5cm.); 58¼in. (148cm.) wide; 24in. (61cm.) deep


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    A piano of this design was shown by Norman and Stacey Ltd at the Officers' Ideal Quarters Exhibition, Earl's Court, London in 1901. The brochure for the exhibition states:
    "Furniture, some of the Electric Fittings and Mantlepieces by Mr Harry Napper". The piano was in the boudoir and is described as:
    "by Messrs Keith, Prowse for Messrs Norman and Stacey, who have sole right of reproductions".
    Hugh Philpott, 'The Piano Aesthetically Considered', The Artist 1901, p. 187 (similar design illustrated).

    Christie's wish to thank the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture, Middlesex University for assistance with this lot.

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    This lot is marked with a red square and if not cleared by 1pm on the day following the sale will be removed to the warehouse of Cadogan Tate at 6-12 Ponton Road, London SW8 5BA. Charges will apply if the lot is not collected within a week.