23 April 2009
A PAIR OF EARLY VICTORIAN PARCEL-GILT MAHOGANY BEDSIDE CUPBOARDS
ATTRIBUTED TO HOLLAND & SONS, MID-19TH CENTURY
Each with a square moulded top above an arched panelled door enclosing a shelf, flanked by panelled uprights with guilloche corbels, on a plinth base, each branded on the underside 'CLAREMONT', numbered to the back '14', and stencilled inside the door '..104' and '1600'
30 in. (76 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep (2)
Almost certainly supplied to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg (d.1865), later King of the Belgians, for Claremont, Surrey, and recorded there in 1866 following the death of Queen Marie-Amélie, widow of Louis-Philippe (d.1850), the exiled King of France, who had been lent the house by Prince Leopold.
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