A metal-mounted writing cabinet by C. Voysey (key taped to back of cabinet)
Lot 5W
Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865-1945), attributed A Gate-legged Writing Cabinet, circa 1900
£4,000 - 6,000
US$ 6,700 - 10,000
Auction Details
A metal-mounted writing cabinet by C. Voysey (key taped to back of cabinet) A metal-mounted writing cabinet by C. Voysey (key taped to back of cabinet)
Lot Details
Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865-1945), attributed
A Gate-legged Writing Cabinet, circa 1900
the rectangular top above fall-front writing slope with pierced steel hinge plates to a design by C.F.A. Voysey with bird and pomegranate motif, enclosing a fitted interior with pigeon holes flanked by cupboard doors inlaid with brass, ebony and fruitwood stylised trees, on rectangular trestle ends, joined by two stretchers
91cm long, 27cm wide, 115cm high

Footnotes

  • Literature:

    See 'The Studio, Special Summer Number; Modern and Domestic Architecture and Decoration', 1902, pg. 160 for a similar example

    The Voysey hinge strap design can be seen reproduced in Wendy Hitchmough's 'C. F. A. Voysey', Phaidon, 1995, pg. 56

    A similar lot featured in Christie's King Street, 5th Feb 1992, sale 4696, lot 137.
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