SIR EDWIN LUTYENS (1869-1944)
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SIR EDWIN LUTYENS (1869-1944)

A VITRINE DESIGNED FOR THE COUNTRY LIFE BUILDING, LONDON, CIRCA 1904

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SIR EDWIN LUTYENS (1869-1944)
A VITRINE DESIGNED FOR THE COUNTRY LIFE BUILDING, LONDON, CIRCA 1904
green rag-painted wood, glass, brass
106 in. (269.2 cm.) high, 50 in. (127 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) deep
Provenance
Country Life Building, Tavistock Street, London, as part of a commission for Edward Hudson, circa 1904.
Sotheby's, London, 4 June 1987, lot 162.
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Lot Essay

The present cabinet is one of three identical cabinets, and the only one of those examples to feature an unusually distinctive rag-painted finish, that were removed directly from the Country Life offices, London, for sale by auction in 1987. Edward Hudson, owner and first editor of Country Life, was an early and important champion of Lutyens’ work, providing him with access to clients and commissions.
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