London, South Kensington
24 November 2004
A REGENCY SCOTTISH MAHOGANY GENTLEMAN'S WARDROBE
BY JAMES MEIN, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Of inverted breakfront outline with a pair of panelled hanging cupboards flanking six graduated drawers, each with ebony reeded knob handles, bearing a paper label 'JAs MEIN CABINET MAKER & UPHOLSTERER ROXBURGH STREET Kelso) FUNERALS PERFORMED Carving: Gilding: Paper-hanging & decorations. Inventories & Valuations made./' and insribed in ink 'N16.468.', the locks stamped 'GR' with a crown patent
70½in. (179cm.) high, 86in. (219cm.) wide, 25½in. (65cm.) deep
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James Mein, son of Alexander Mein, upholsterer of Edinburgh and Kelso, supplied a group of furniture to the Dukes of Roxburghe for Floors Castle.
The distinctive reeded drawer handle is characteristic of James Mein's work.
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