July 14, 2022 10:00 EST

The Gilded Age

 
  Lot 90
 

90

A George III Gilt Decorated Black Lacquered Cabinet on Stand
late 18th century

The doors enclosing an arrangement of eleven drawers, the stand later.

H: 62 1/4, W: 44, D: 23 in. (overall); H: 32 1/4, W: 39, D: 18 1/2 in. (cabinet only)

Provenance

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006).

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborn division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

Sold for $5,355
Estimated at $1,500 - $2,500


 

The doors enclosing an arrangement of eleven drawers, the stand later.

Provenance

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006).

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborn division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

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