Sale 19CN03 | Lot 561

Scottish Victorian Mahogany and Gilt-Metal-Mounted Bookcase

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art
Scottish Victorian Mahogany and Gilt-Metal-Mounted Bookcase

Lot Details

Lot 561
Scottish Victorian Mahogany and Gilt-Metal-Mounted Bookcase
By John Taylor and Son, Edinburgh, mid-19th century
The molded cornice above a pair of double-hinged grille-inset glazed doors opening to adjustable shelves, on a molded plinth; the insides of two doors bearing the stamp JOHN TAYLOR & SON/MANUFACTURERS/EDINBURGH. Height 86 1/4 inches (291.2 cm), width 76 inches (193.1 cm), depth 17 1/4 inches (43.9 cm).

In 1852, John Taylor and Son were appointed Cabinet-makers and Upholsterers in Ordinary to Her Majesty the Queen at Edinburgh.



Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $15,000 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Beautiful quality, excellent timber with good figure, appearing to retain original original grille and glass panels, double-hinged doors aligned and easy to open, able to lock both sections at top and bottom, old marks and scratches, no apparent worm damage, cut for baseboard at bottom back above plinth.


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Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Sold for $15,000 (includes buyer's premium)

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English & Continental Furniture / Old Masters / Russian Works of Art

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