Lot 8 (20th Century Design, 29th January 2019)
A rare mahogany and satinwood cabinet,
designed by W A S Benson for Morris & Co., with marble tops, the central bow front cabinet mounted with elaborate gilt brass mounts opening to reveal a single shelf, the sides with glazed and mounted cupboards, each enclosing two shelves raised on tapering legs with brass caps,
For similar examples, see Pauline Agius, 'British Furniture 1880-1915', Antique Collectors' Club 1978, p 112 and Ian Hamerton, 'W A S Benson: Arts and Crafts Luminary and Pioneer of Modern Design’, Antique Collectors' Club, 2005, p.159, pl.141-142A and p.170.
Sold for £10,000
Areas touched up left side of the cabinet above the right cabinet.
Losses to veneer around left cupboard.
Wear to the lacquered brass hinges and applied work.
The pads on the legs are worn.
Marble chips and damage to the edge of the tops.
Central door does not close tightly.
New lock plate to left door, a few screws missing to the right lock on door.
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The auction details are as follows:
Auction: 20th Century Design, 29th January 2019
26 January 2019 10am - 1pm
27 January 2019 10am - 1pm
28 January 2019 9am - 5pm
29 January 2019 from 9am
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