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Posted 3 years ago

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cogito
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Early 20th century European Arts & Crafts / Secessionist design oak bookcase cabinet of likely Continental origin/manufacture. Decorative leaded-glass panels, sliding entry doors with dual locks, back splash crest, open side rails, and chamfered post legs raised on castered feet. Dimensions: 57.5”x35.7”x13.5”

I would appreciate any attribution information or suggestions for this piece.

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 3 years ago
    What an amazing piece, lucky you to own it, highly unusual and I have many books on antiques and furniture price guides but can't remember seeing anything like it !! It is most worthy of some research, I will keep my eyes peeled.
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    It is AMAZING! Just the piece we are looking for!!!
  3. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    Thanks to you both. It came out of a Chevy Chase, MD. auction house sale this time last year. Maddeningly it has no identifiable markings. The beveled glass inserts remind me of the stylized female figures in Koloman Moser's 1902 13th Exhibition poster for the Wiener Secession (see here: http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=133907).
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    It really is a fine piece of furniture, but very different to any Moser furniture I've ever seen... those have bolder designs. Still, a most lovely bookcase! :)
  5. cogito cogito, 3 years ago
    I certainly wasn't attributing the case to Moser; just that the beveled glass design looked like his 13th exhibition poster. I wish I had a Moser original...but that would require my winning the lottery! ;)
  6. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Sorry I missundertood that, cogito :) I wish we all could win our lotteries :)
  7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 2 years ago
    Couldn't it be Scottish? I saw some cabinets made by E A Taylor for Wylie and Lochhead and immediately thought of this one...

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