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Possibly Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and attributed to Henry Capel
CHIMNEYPIECE
ACCÉDER AU LOT
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Possibly Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and attributed to Henry Capel
CHIMNEYPIECE
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Possibly Designed by Alfred Waterhouse and attributed to Henry Capel
CHIMNEYPIECE
carved mahogany
129 by 192 by 28.5cm., 50¾ by 75½ by 11¼in.
second half 19th century
Made circa 1875.
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Provenance

This chimneypiece was installed on the ground floor of The Fine Art Society before the re-installation of the original by George Faulkner Armitage.

Description

The attribution of Henry Capel is based on a trade card for his business published circa 1875 (V&A, London, acc. no. 29637:138), this features a strikingly similar chimneypiece. Capel produced 'Art Furniture' for wealthy clients and his Tottenham Court Road premises formed part of a group of cabinet maker-retailers who from around 1860 sold fashionable ready-made pieces. Interestingly Capel worked with Alfred Waterhouse (1830-1905) on over 30 of his projects so he could be the designer, other notable collaborators with Capel included Norman Shaw. Capel's firm is recorded as working throughout the 1870s and as exhibitors at the Paris Universal Exhibition of 1878.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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Londres