2 June 2015
A FRENCH EMPIRE ORMOLU MOUNTED MAHOGANY LIT-EN-BATEAU
FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
With scrolled paneled ends mounted with rosettes, seahorses and winged male figures, with a deeply carved side panel centered by a beaded roundel with a mask and crescent and issuing flowering and foliate stems, presumably originally with turned top rails
45½ in. (116 cm.) high, 57 in. (145 cm.) wide, 93 in. (236 cm.) long
Angus McBean, Brighton and London, England.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 13 September 2005, lot 881.
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'A house of magnificent sets', House and Garden, December 1962, p.62.
Robin Muir, 'The Legacy of Angus', The World of Interiors, September 2005.
This lit-en-bateau decorated Angus McBean's Empire room at 12 Devonshire Terrace, Brighton between 1948-50 and later at Gibson Square, Islington, 1953-1963.
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED PRIVATE COLLECTION (LOT 410)
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