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The seat is similarly decorated, while the legs have inlays and embossed copper banding. 1895. 104cm (41in) high £1,800–2,200 VZ 34 Above: Vellum-covered jewellery box decorated with stylized frogs on lily pads picked out in soft colours. The interior is lined with velvet. Signed “Bugatti” in red on the underside. 34cm (131⁄2 in) wide £6,000–9,000 MACK C A R L O B U G AT T I CORNERSTONE PIECE Inlaid sideboard with a hinged, vellum-covered, drop-down door on the rectangular upper section, enclosing shelving and small drawers.

No fewer than 50 furniture companies nationwide competing for market share. This competition, combined with the changing tastes of the American public, pushed Stickley into bankruptcy. A LIGHTER TOUCH In 1903, Gustav recruited designer Harvey Ellis. They worked together for only seven months until Ellis’s untimely death, but Ellis became an important influence on Gustav’s work. Ellis had a lighter approach to his designs and his subtle touches can be seen in Gustav’s later work. Stickley’s mature period started around 1905, and he changed his production standards to include smaller pieces of oak, which were covered with lighter brown finishes.

Curved supports carved with floral motifs extend from the upper tier to carved feet. 1902 32 MACK £12,000–17,000 MACK £3,300–3,800 Qu Oak-framed wall mirror by Georges de Feure for the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition, with a silver-plated, relief-moulded scene of a young woman in a stylized landscape. 136cm (531⁄2 in) high £7,000–10,000 MACK 45cm (171⁄2 in) wide CALD £10,000–17,000 MACK F R E N C H A N D B E L G I A N Mahogany-frame elbow chair by Edward Colonna. Part of a suite including a settee and side-chair exhibited at the 1900 Paris Universal Exposition.

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