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Lot 265: A U.S House of Representatives (?) Bookcase,

April 18, 2009 Period Furniture, Antiques, Art

by Harlowe-Powell Auction Gallery

April 18, 2009

Charlottesville, VA, USA

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  • A U.S House of Representatives (?) Bookcase,
  • A U.S House of Representatives (?) Bookcase,
  • A U.S House of Representatives (?) Bookcase,
  • A U.S House of Representatives (?) Bookcase,
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Description: A U.S House of Representatives (?) Bookcase,
an unusual 19th c. oak bookcase with shield and foliate motif similar to designs by Thomas Walter for the U.S. House of Representitives. Bembe and Kembel of New York manufactured the official oak House of Representatives chair, and Doe and Hazelton of Boston manufactured the desk. One of these firms probably made this bookcase. 3 removeable shelves.
Condition: Some missing foliage around top shield. One replaced vertical board on back. Mismatched shelf supports. H: 57 1/2" , W: 30", D: 9 3/4"

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