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A French gilt-bronze mounted kingwood, rosewood and vernis martin vitrine, late 19th century

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September 8, 06:42 PM GMT

Estimate

5,000 - 7,000 GBP

Lot Details

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A French gilt-bronze mounted kingwood, rosewood and vernis martin vitrine, late 19th century


in Louis XV style, in the form of a sedan chair, the shaped bevelled glazed doors inset with pastoral vernis martin scenes, opening to reveal a felt-lined interior with three removable glass display shelves with a lower cupboard, the sides with conforming decoration, the angles headed with female terms and foliate chutes and sabots, with retailer's label reading BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT TO HM THE KING / WYLIE & LOCHHEAD Ltd / 45 BUCHANAN STREET. / GLASGOW.

195 by 80 by 57.5 cm., 76¾ by 31½ by 22⅝in.

This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby’s recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict or prohibit the import of certain items to protect wildlife conservation. Please note that Sotheby’s will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. A buyer’s inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

Sotheby's, London, 31st May 1991, lot 254.

Wylie and Lochhead were a Scottish firm of furniture manufacturers based in Glasgow. They were established in 1883 on Buchanan Street and offered a wide variety of services including undertaking, cabinetmaking, furnishing, upholstering, paperhangings and paperstaining. Despite fires at their premises forcing them to move, they expanded their business and by the 1890s, their cabinetmaking business was not only the largest in Scotland but was also pioneering Scottish avant-garde design alongside more traditional furniture styles.

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