19 November 2009
A LATE VICTORIAN BRASS-MOUNTED OAK HALL STAND
ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES SHOOLBRED & CO, LATE 19TH CENTURY
The rectangular shelf with shaped back above a frieze drawer with convex quarter-fillets and brass handle, on shaped supports flanked by open sides with curved brass rails, above removable metal drip-trays and moulded plinths with brass feet, with stamped registration mark for 3 November 1883 inscribed under the top '2'
39¾ in. (101 cm.) high; 40 in. (102 cm.) wide; 13 in. (33 cm.) deep
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A virtually identical hall stand, also attributed to the Shoolbred, was sold at Christie's, London, 11 September 2008, lot 116 (£8,500 including premium).
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