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A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED OAK HALL STAND
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A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED OAK HALL STAND

ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO. OR SMEE & COBEY, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED OAK HALL STAND
Attributed to James Shoolbred & Co. or Smee & Cobey, late 19th century
The rectangular baluster-galleried shelf above a panelled rectangular backboard flanked by reeded uprights and surmounted by reeded ball finials, with U-shaped umbrella bar above an inset panel with stylised palmette corners, above a later black-painted metal removable tray in a moulded plinth, with shaped bracket feet, with brass registration plate for 4 May 1882
39 in. (99 cm.) high; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) wide; 10 in. (25.5 cm.) deep
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Lot Essay

The umbrella stand, with galleried vase shelf and brass enrichments, has flowered and foliated enrichments reflecting the enthusiasm for 'Art botany' promoted by Christopher Dresser (d. 1904), the self-styled 'ornamentist', who contributed to Owen Jones's Grammar of Ornament, 1856 and whose numerous publications included Studies in Design, 1874-6; Principles of Decorative Design, 1873; and Modern Ornamentation, 1886.
This hall stand is closely related to that illustrated in the Trade catalogue of Messrs Smee & Cobey, who changed their name from W.A. & S. Smee in June 1888 so it is possible that this hall stand may have been manufactured by them or by the London firm of James Shoolbred & Co.
An almost identical hall stand was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 9 March 2000, lot 1 (£4,600).
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