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538. An early Victorian mahogany box stool by Doveston, Bird & Hull, the later red leather and brass studded seat above a hinged door with outline mouldings, stamped ‘DOVESTON, BIRD & HULL MANUFACTURERS’, on brass castors, 47cm high, 64.8cm wide, 52.5cm deep. £800-1,200 George Doveston is recorded as a cabinet maker and undertaker c.1832-40 in King Street Manchester, in the Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840, edited by Geoffrey Beard and Christopher Gilbert. The business operated under the name of Doveston, Bird & Hull, c.1860-1881. Their leading designer was Bruce Talbert, followed by Alfred Waterhouse when they were involved in the furnishing of Manchester Town Hall.
539. A William IV rosewood three-tier whatnot, with urn finials and lappet carved turned supports, on brass castors, 113cm high, 40cm wide, 40.3cm deep. £100-150 540. A Regency black lacquer papier-mâché tray, decorated in gilt with chinoiserie scenes of figures, pagodas and watery landscapes, on an associated folding stand and with a plate glass top, 73.4cm high, 82.2cm wide, 60.1cm deep. (3) £500-700
Furniture, Works of Art & Clocks | Wednesday 3rd July 2019