Lot 132: Sold for £9,000 hammer

Estimate £10,000-£12,000

Edward Barnsley - An oak bookcase circa 1924 with upper double-glazed doors to a plain frame with square glazed panels above a double door cabinet base with fielded panels and further diamond-shaped panel detail, with visible dovetail and tenon and mortise joints, height 170cm, width 123cm and depth 42cm.

Provenance - Formerly the property of Robert Dudley Best of Best & Lloyd Ltd, the inventor of the 'Bestlite'. A hand-written note to Mr Best dated July 1987 from Annette Caruthers on Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums note paper refers to information noted in Edward Barnsley's client book at the Edward Barnsley Workshop, Froxfield, Petersfield, Hants :-
R.D. Best Esq, Birmingham, Dec 1924. Bookcase, table, writing desk, two chairs. Nos. 119-123.
£63.2.6 / £9.16.3 / £72.18.9

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