about 1800–10, poss. about 1895
Object Place: Europe, England
Overall: 33.82 cm (13 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Mahogany veneer; brass, ebonized metal, various woods. Two doors enclosing three shelves surmount two small pull drawers over a bracket support. The crenellated top is pierced with quatrefoils, and a lyre is centered in each glazed door. A frieze of fret runs below the parapet and the lower drawers. Lion’ heads run along the parapet and one is suspended from thependant bracket. A crododile, facing right, is on the parapet.
Viscounts Portman, Buxted Park, Sussex. By 1929, with Robinson, Fisher and Harding, dealers. By 1935, with Harris, Ltd., dealer, London. March 31, 1973, sale, Christie's, London, lot 119 (as "The Property of a Lady"); Herbert Heidelberger, Amherst, MA; 1984, bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger to the MFA.
Bequest of Herbert Heidelberger in honor of Frederick and Minna Heidelberger