White painted sycomore, mother-of-pearl inlay, stained glass
Made by Wylie and Lochhead, Glasgow
h. 651/3 in. (166 cm) – w. 391/3 in. (100 cm) – d. 117/8 in. (30 cm)
Scottish private collection since the 1960’s – By descent
to the previous owner – McTears Auctioneers, Glasgow, 7th April 2021, lot
1663 – Paul Reeves London, acquired at the above sale.
Note A period photograph of what we believe to be the cabinet o ered here prior
to being painted is in the collection of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow (GLAHA:44715).
This cabinet is the only example of this design known to date. It is also
one of very few white painted pieces by E. A. Taylor. Other variants are in the collections
of the Minneapolis Institute of Art (98.276.82), the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative
Art, Denver (2012.0759) and of Glasgow Museums (E.1981-126). The latter, designed for the
Glasgow International Exhibition of 1901, is intriguingly close to ours in every detail (identical
handles, leaded glass pattern and stained glass butterflies).
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