Lot 34 (Autumn Fine Sale, 6th November 2019)
Sold for £1,300
VICTORIAN PAINTED MAHOGANY SERPENTINE FRONTED DISPLAY CABINET having broken swan neck pediment above single serpentine door, revealing glass shelves to the interior, the projecting base with two blind panelled cupboards painted with couples in 18th Century dress, open shelf below on square tapering legs with flower head and trailing ribbon painted decoration. 145 x 96 x 213cm approx. Note: Provenance acquired by Rhys Davies, High Sheriff of Breconshire in the 1920's, who owned collieries in Abercraf, Breconshire. Believed to have been acquired by him from the Swansea Dock Authorites who had placed the cabinet in rooms made available to the Prince of Wales at the opening of Swansea Docks in 1881, accompanied by Princess Alexandra. (B.P. 24% incl. VAT)
Rather grubby, some wear and tear in places commensurate with age but no obvious significant damage or losses.