Tuesday, 23 September 2014
About a fortnight ago I went along with the Collectors Branch of our local U3A to view a local auction, which has just moved its rooms into our area. I left a bid on the above oak item.At the auction two days later the hammer fell at about half my bid, which is reassuring as it was a new auction room to me. It was also reassuring as I've known auctioneers who would have taken bids 'off the chandelier' until the top bid was reached. It indicates that we've got an honest man of principle on the rostrum.
Can you suggest the date it was made, where it was made, and for what purpose? Extra credit will go to any reader who can give the generic name of the type of decoration on the item, which in this case will indicate the period of the piece.
P.s. Sorry. Should have given you the size of the item. It is seventeen inches high, fourteen inches wide, and eight inches deep.