A Portrait Miniature Display Cabinet by H. J. Hatfield & Son, the stepped glazed ormolu cabinet with
Lot 15
A Portrait Miniature Display Cabinet by H. J. Hatfield & Son, the stepped glazed ormolu cabinet with finials of urns formed from four acanthus leaves containing grapes, mirrored back, glazed shelf, crimson velvet base and two hinged doors with ribbed mounts crossed with ribbons and common locks with original key, the inner frames engraved H. J. HATFIELD & SONS LTD LONDON
Sold for £9,000 (US$ 14,696) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Portrait Miniature Display Cabinet by H. J. Hatfield & Son, the stepped glazed ormolu cabinet with
A Portrait Miniature Display Cabinet by H. J. Hatfield & Son
the stepped glazed ormolu cabinet with finials of urns formed from four acanthus leaves containing grapes, mirrored back, glazed shelf, crimson velvet base and two hinged doors with ribbed mounts crossed with ribbons and common locks with original key, the inner frames engraved H. J. HATFIELD & SONS LTD LONDON.
set on gilded wood base with ormolu scroll, floral and foliate decoration, the legs topped with acanthus spandrels and with ormolu mounts of laurel branches hanging from tied ribbons, the central panel of the shaped x-frame with finial to match the cabinet.
Rectangular, 150cm (59in) x 100cm (39 1/2in) the shelf height from 25cm (9 3/4in) to 32cm (12 1/2in) high

Footnotes

  • The Royal Collection inventory lists a group of miniatures kept in a cabinet by Hatfield that belonged to the late Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester, daughter of King George III and favourite aunt of Queen Victoria, to whom she bequeathed her miniatures. Hatfield was for a time the equivalent of today's Surveyor of the Royal Collection and was concerned with the recording and restoration of items. As a result, he was employed by Queen Victoria to replace the portrait miniature frames and probably also supplied the Royal family with other cabinets and display cases.
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