ANTIQUE – A PAIR OF VICTORIAN BOOKCASES
A superb pair of Victorian circa 1865 mahogany bookcases, made by R.Dodgson of Ulverston, stamped on the top right door. The two doors with original working locks. Veneered in figured plum mahogany, below the faded straight grained solid mahogany top, having some age marks, with a thumb-nail ebonised moulding and applied raised round patera to each cabinet. Brass support pins make the shelves adjustable
Dodgson and Co was founded by the cabinet maker George Dodgson of Ulverston, Lancashire, who was recorded between 1822-28. National Archives record a business of Roger Dodgson of Ulverston, Cumbria, July 1876 Cabinet maker upholsterer. Christie’s sale at Woburn Abbey, Bedford record a chest by R.Dodgson c.1840.
40 in. wide; 42¾ in. high; 11¾ in. deep
SHELF DEPTH 8¾.