A mid Victorian 'Gothic revival' teak and padouk dresser after a design by C. L. Eastlake, possibly executed by Jackson & Graham,
Lot 107
A mid Victorian 'Gothic revival' teak and padouk dresser after a design by C. L. Eastlake, possibly executed by Jackson & Graham,
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 2,600 - 3,900

Lot Details
A mid Victorian 'Gothic revival' teak and padouk dresser
after a design by C. L. Eastlake, possibly executed by Jackson & Graham,
the superstructure comprising one shallow channelled shelf, flanked by palmette carved end supports, above two deep channelled shelves, the upper shelf with pierced trefoil centred and tear drop radiating roundel ends, over four side-facing chamferred arches with ebonised ring turned columnar front supports, the base comprising one long and two short chamferred panelled drawers, above a pair of chamferred twin panelled central doors, flanked by two conforming doors enclosing one deep drawer and one shelf, on stile supports, 172cm wide x 77cm deep x 241cm high, (67.5" wide x 30" deep x 94.5" high)

Footnotes

  • A very similar design to the present lot featured in the first 1868 publication of "Hints on Household Taste" which, for the most part, contained engraved illustrations of furniture by Charles Locke Eastlake ("Victorian and Edwardian Furniture and Interiors", Jeremy Cooper, pl. 241, p. 108). Eastlake's furniture ethos placed a strong emphasis upon concepts such as solid wood construction and the use of traditional cabinetmaking techniques. These are both aspects evident in the above lot.

    The cabinet makers, Jackson and Graham, produced a large amount of furniture following Eastlake's designs. They, like Eastlake, believed in the subordination of all but the most simple forms of aesthetic decoration to the firm structural integrity of the pieces that they executed.
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