London, South Kensington
2 May 2001
AN OAK BILLIARDS SCOREBOARD DESIGNED BY SIR EDWIN LUTYENS
the moulded cornice above a central rectangular blackboard flanked by slides with various mother-of-pearl inlaid discs and markers, above numerical score slides, and a series of long and short fall flaps with brass drop handles enclosing ball storage compartments, on three baluster turned legs with curved moulded stretchers, and two square section back legs - 112.5cm. wide
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Cf. Lutyens, the Work of the English Artchitect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944), Hayward Gallery, London, 18 November-31 January 1982, p.107, pl. 135.3, interior of Billiards Room illustrated
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This billiards scoreboard was made for Marshcourt, Stockbridge in Hampshire. Marshcourt was a sumptuous house and garden designed and built by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Herbert Johnson in 1901-1904.
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