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    Sale 7586

    West ~ East - The Niall Hobhouse Collection

    22 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 380

    TWO VICTORIAN LIMED-OAK OPEN BOOKCASES

    CIRCA 1870, ATTRIBUTED TO HOLLAND & SONS

    Price Realised  

    TWO VICTORIAN LIMED-OAK OPEN BOOKCASES
    CIRCA 1870, ATTRIBUTED TO HOLLAND & SONS
    Each with adjustable shelves above four doors, the wider bookcase with later knob handles
    98 in. (249 cm.) high; 55 in. (140 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep; and 98 in. (249 cm.) high; 76½ in. (193 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep (2)


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    The Victorian gothic chamfered and crenellated bookcases reflect the romantic mediaeval style promoted by the architect A.W.N. Pugin's furniture at the New Palace of Westminster and exhibited at the 1851 Great Exhibition. With their limed finish they relate to the 'Eaton Hall' wardrobe included in this sale (see lot 379).

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    Provenance

    Rev. E.P. Baker.