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A FRENCH MARBLE SAMPLE BOARD BY GUSTAVE ESCALLE & CIE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

PATRICK JEFFERSON

A FRENCH MARBLE SAMPLE BOARD BY GUSTAVE ESCALLE & CIE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

A FRENCH MARBLE SAMPLE BOARD BY GUSTAVE ESCALLE & CIE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,410

GBP

PATRICK JEFFERSON


A FRENCH MARBLE SAMPLE BOARD BY GUSTAVE ESCALLE & CIE, LATE 19TH CENTURY


presenting thirty-six numbered specimen marbles with incised and gilded typography, inscribed Gustave Escalle & Cie Lyon Grenoble Geneve, with hanging ring 

33.5cm. high, 24.5cm. wide; 1ft. 1¼in., 9¾in.


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In overall good condition with very minor old marks and scratches consistent with age and ready to place. Highly decorative.


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Not much is known about the firm Gustave Escalle & Cie. With establishments in Lyon, Grenoble, Geneva, London and Birmingham, the firm carved marbles from France, Italy and Belgium to produce decorative objects such as the present lot as well as furnishings such as columns, fireplaces, stairs and baths. According to an advertisement published in a newspapers dated from 1898, they were also patented providers for the Dutch Court and H.M. Queen of England.