A William IV rosewood carved low open bookcase  by W.Constantine & Co of Leeds
Lot 187Y
A William IV rosewood carved low open bookcase by W.Constantine & Co of Leeds
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,316) inc. premium

Lot Details
A William IV rosewood carved low open bookcase
by W.Constantine & Co of Leeds
the shaped rectangular ogee moulded top with projecting corners above a plain frieze and an adjustable shelf flanked by triple cluster columns on a plinth base, with paper label to the reverse, 'W.CONSTANTINE & Co; LEEDS, No..., Workman's Name, 126cm wide, 41cm deep, 94cm high (49.5" wide, 16" deep, 37" high).

Footnotes

  • William Constantine & Co. are listed in G.Beard & C.Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture 1660-1840, p.192 as cabinet and upholsters working at 3 South Parade, Leeds 1834-40. By the early 1840's the firm was employing about a hundred workers including fifteen carvers.
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