Lot 51: JAMES FORSYTH (1827-1910) OAK-CASED MARBLE RELIEF PANEL, CIRCA 1880 panel 36cm x 46cm, case 50cm x 60cm x 15cm
26 October 2016
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
JAMES FORSYTH (1827-1910)
OAK-CASED MARBLE RELIEF PANEL, CIRCA 1880
worked as the profile of a young woman, within oak case with panelled doors, each with decorative brass hinges, signed in pencil on the reverse J. FORSYTH/ SCULPT
panel 36cm x 46cm, case 50cm x 60cm x 15cm
Note the panel is by James Forsyth snr and NOT James Nesfield Forsyth as stated, his son
The marble is signed in pencil on the reverse J. FORSYTH/ SCULPT.
Marble relief in very good condition
Giltwood slip a little tired and has some re-touching and rubbing here and there
Wooden case in good order with minor marks
Shallow chip to wood on the LH facing base angle
Seams slightly opening up on the panelling at the front
Metal elements in good condition
Retains original key
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Notes: Note: James Forsyth, sculptor and furniture maker, had a long association with the architect and designer Richard Norman Shaw (1831-1912). In 1867 Shaw's architectural partner W.E. Nesfield designed a Japanese screen (V&A W.37-1972) which Forsyth made and gave to Agnes and Richard Norman Shaw for their wedding present in 1867. Together they collaborated on several architectural and furniture projects including an oak and inlaid cabinet designed by Shaw and made by Forsyth circa 1861 (V&A CIRC.96:1 to 12-1963). It is possible that the present lot was another example of this collaboration.