7 June 2007
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A LATE VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY BREAKFRONT BOOKCASE
LATE 19TH CENTURY
The open segmental pediment above a frieze of shells between foliage, above four doors with geometric glazing bars, each enclosing three mahogany-lined shelves, the base with four panelled doors each with an oval panel depicting Homeric scenes, enclosing a mahogany shelf on a double stepped plinth, the back inscribed '5885'
7 ft. 10 in. (239 cm.) high; 8 ft. 4 in. (254 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep
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The poetic medallions, featuring Patroclus driving the chariot of Achilles, is inspired by Homer's Iliad.
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