September 29, 2022 11:00 EST

Art and Design

 
  Lot 20
 

20

Seymour Easton (British, 1859-1916)
"Tabard Inn Library" Revolving Bookcase, circa 1902

Oak, iron, brass
In three sections, comprising a rotating base with oak feet and iron support pole, an oak case, and an oak cap in the form of a roof
The door carved: "The Tbard Inn Library, Exchange Station" and bearing a brass plaque on the interior of the door: "1604"
Additional plaques on the exterior of the case carved: "Library Notices", "With all the Red Tap on the Box"
The cap carved in the two gables: "The Tabard Inn"; along the entablature carved: "The Best Reading Rooms/In The United States/Are the Homes of/The American People"

H: 78, W: 26 1/2, D: 26 1/2 in.

Provenance

Property from the Estate of Mark Smith, Lynchburg, Virginia

Sold for $3,024
Estimated at $2,000 - $3,000


 

Oak, iron, brass
In three sections, comprising a rotating base with oak feet and iron support pole, an oak case, and an oak cap in the form of a roof
The door carved: "The Tbard Inn Library, Exchange Station" and bearing a brass plaque on the interior of the door: "1604"
Additional plaques on the exterior of the case carved: "Library Notices", "With all the Red Tap on the Box"
The cap carved in the two gables: "The Tabard Inn"; along the entablature carved: "The Best Reading Rooms/In The United States/Are the Homes of/The American People"

Provenance

Property from the Estate of Mark Smith, Lynchburg, Virginia

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