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Early Victorian Brass-Mounted Mahogany Bookcase from Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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Seller: nutlessmonkey (878) 100%, Location: London, London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 132013636259 This listing is for the triple aspect bookcase.Of historical significance given the provenance and rarity. Impressive and imposing beautiful pieces. I also have the double and single version to sell.The 3 units were bought for £27,000 some 20 years ago. Currently dismantled and in storage but in excellent order throughout. Designed by Decimus Burton and attributed to Holland and Son circa 1850.As per the listing for the Christies sale of this item the details are: With rectangular cornice above a graduated entablature, with three glazed doors enclosing a pale-blue painted interior, with five adjustable shelves behind each door, on a plinth base, previously fitted, the locks stamped 'BARRON & CO. LONDON', the hinges stamped 'COPE & COLLINSON'102 in. (260 cm.) high; 111 in. (282 cm.) wide; 18 in. (46 cm.) deep. ProvenanceMuseum No. 1, The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, built 1853-56. Lot NotesThe Grecian cabinets, with their stepped plinth cornices, formed part of the furnishings ordered by Lord Morpeth, the First Commissioner of Works, for the Museum of Economic Botany in the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew designed in 1848 by the architect Decimus Burton (d. 1881). They feature in the engraved frontispiece for Sir William Hooker's 1855 Guide to the Museum. (R. Desmond, Kew, London, 1995, pl. 22 and p. 194). They were probably executed by the firm of Holland and Son. They remained in situ at Kew until the early 1960s. Please see: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/LotDetailsPrintable.aspx?intObjectID=4332809 Please agree any shipping conditions with me if the item is of interest. Product Type: Bookcases, Original/Reproduction: Original, Style: Victorian, Material: Mahogany

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