Circa 1901, branded to the reverse ''Design 3512 / 2902 / 1'', locks stamped ''RC & S'' and one ''VR'' beneath a crown, the other ''Secure Lever'', the superstructure with rectangular pedimented top above a paneled back decorated with of knights on horseback on a shore before a castle, above a narrow shelf, with stylized flower cut-outs to sides, and outset base with canted sides fitted with two drawers over a cubbyhole flanked by a pair of paneled doors decorated with galleons, on square legs, 69'' H x 66.5'' W x 25'' D, est: $2000/3000


Note: Ernest Archibald Taylor (1874 - 1951) was born in Greenrock, Scotland. He apprenticed as a shipbuilder in Glasgow and translated his skills into furniture construction and painting. Between 1901 and 1908 Taylor worked for the firm of Wylie and Lochhead. Throughout his career he continued broadening the scope of his artistic capabilities by working in prints, interior design and stained glass. Provenance: Probably for Wylie & Lochhead, Glasgow; Property from a Private Collection, Ventura, CA. Condition: Good condition overall. General marks, nicks, scratches, rubbing and wear commensurate with age and use. Some deeper scuffing to surface of shelf and top of base. Marquetry panels with some slight lifting in areas. Lacking pediment caps from four uprights above shelf. Some cracking to panels of back. Lacking one shelf to left cupboard. No key. We have described this and all lots to the best of our ability. It is the prospective purchaser's obligation to inspect this and all lots firsthand to satisfy questions of age, authenticity and condition in advance of bidding. We are not responsible for omissions in condition reports. Your bid indicates acceptance of our Conditions of Sale. AS-IS. ALL SALES FINAL.

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