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A VERY UNUSUAL MAHOGANY AND GILT BRASS MOUNTED ETAGERE WITH TELESCOPIC UPPER SECTION

Nineteenth Century.

Measurements

Height fully extended: 87" (221 cm); Height closed: 48" (121.9 cm); Diameter: 27 1/4" (69.2 cm)

Research

Of mahogany with gilt brass mounts. The circular base with six brass capped and base columns that enclose a square central section and singular circular shelf. The plain frieze supports a round top from which a telescopic system of five circular shelves of diminishing sizes emanate. The whole raised on a plain circular plinth with gilt bronze molded top edge. 

Provenance:
A West Coast Collection 

This telescopic set of shelves is of a particularly inventive design incorporating the display capabilities of an étagère with mobility and circular form allowing it be centered in a room. The eight upper tiers, of increasing diameter from top to bottom, extend to the exceptional height of 87″(2.21m), and rise above two stationary lower shelves. The piece has the added facility to be easily moved, as it is raised on concealed castors. 

Research report available on request. 

Full research report available on request.