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A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN BOOKCASES

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THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED'S ESTATE
A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN BOOKCASES

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A PAIR OF LATE VICTORIAN GREY-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT OPEN BOOKCASES Each with rectangular leaf-moulded cornice above three open sections, each section with seven shelves, divided by uprights with truss corbels, on a plain moulded plinth, the reverse of each with delivery label inscribed in ink 'To Lady Mary Herbert Styche Market Drayton', probably originally fitted 101½ in. (258 cm.) high; 95 in. (241.5 cm.) wide; 10¼ in.(26 cm.) deep (2)
Provenance
Lady Mary Herbert (d.1927), Styche, Market Drayton.
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Lady Mary Herbert (d.1927) was a grand-daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Lansdowne and married Lieut-General Sir Percy Herbert K.C.B., a Crimean war veteran and son of the 2nd Earl of Powis.
Styche, near Market Drayton in Shropshire, is the original home of the family of Clive of India. It passed through his son's marriage to the Earls of Powis and was sold in the 20th century.

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