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London Home Page > For Sale > Antique, Collectibles > STUNNING CONDITION ANTIQUE OAK BUREAU BOOKCASE EARLY 20 TH CENTURY

STUNNING CONDITION ANTIQUE OAK BUREAU BOOKCASE EARLY 20 TH CENTURY

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£390
Posted on: Wednesday 9 October
Posting no: 28751012330

EXCEPTIONAL ART NOUVEAU STYLE BUREAU BOOKCASE IN OAK (CIRCA) 1920
The pair of stylized leaded glazed doors enclosing three adjustable shelves above a sloping fall opening to reveal an interior fitted with four drawers and pigeon-holes, above two short and three long graduated drawers all raised on Georgian style o gee bracket feet .
The stained glass emblem depicted on both glass doors is of a flower most likely a tulip and is typical of the art nouveau style and retains its rich, vivid color .There are three small cracks which can be seen on the glass which are barely noticeable and the leaded units are in remarkable condition . The doors are complete with original brass latch, escutcheon and hinges; whilst the lock is not original it is working with key and in keeping with the period.
The drop front with working lock is attached via three original fine quality brass hinges made by :Hodges: along with the eight original solid brass teardrop handles
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Established in 1860 as cabinet lock makers. Later progressed into combination and brief- case locks. In 1921 and 1936 James Hodges and Sons were cabinet lock makers at 27 Pool Street Wolverhampton. In 1953 and 1972 they were at Frederick Street, Wolverhampton, and were run by Mr Lisle, a grandson of Edward Lisle, who built Star motorcycles and cars in Wolverhampton. On 15 November 1971 they were acquired by Samuel Wilkes and Sons Ltd (q.v.).
HODGES LOCK AND PRESSINGS LTD, FREDERICK STREET, WOLVERHAMPTON In October 1974, as a result of continued expansion, Hodges moved their factory to larger premises occupying 24000 sq. ft. at the rear of the parent company, S.Wilkes and Sons Ltd., at Park Road Bloxwich.
Trading was transferred to the parent company on 1 January 1978. They went into liquidation in 1979 and the manufacturing rights were acquired by Liston Locks Ltd (qv).
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One of the rear feet has a piece missing but is barely noticeable and the whole piece is finished in traditional wax and has a beautiful cared- for luster which will impress.
The bureaus fitted interior consists of pigeon-holes and four small draws all with original brass knobs. As a whole this quality bureau bookcase is stylish practical and in beautiful condition please feel free to ask any questions, I will be glad to help!
Dimensions (widest point) Height (217cm) width(91.5cm) depth(48.5cm)

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