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rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900
rare early liberty & co canterbury with liberty red paper label & ivorine patent plaque circa 1900

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Rare Early Liberty & Co Canterbury With Liberty Red Paper Label & Ivorine Patent Plaque Circa 1900

£1,250.00

A rare early Liberty & Co Canterbury/Paper/Magazine holding rack, designed by Leonard Wyburd. Very early Liberty & Co Gothic script red paper label & ivorine patent plaque. We cannot find another version the same anywhere. Beautiful design with oak reeded columns, porcelain & brass castors, brass hinges opening to paper storage lid. One of a kind & a must for any Liberty/furniture collector. This beautiful object is not only a design classic but a useable practical piece of furniture to be used as intended. 

Early authentic Liberty objects have a label of rectangular red or white paper with gothic script. A diamond label in orange card fixed with pins and with a registered design number is also known as is the stamped mark ‘Liberty & Co.’, impressed into the underside of wooden items. However, the most common form of labelling was a small lozenge-shaped plaque of ivorine or enamelled brass.  Occasionally numbers were stamped into the wood underneath or on the reverse of pieces. Examples of Liberty & Co. furniture stamps and labels and stamped locks are illus. Bennett (2012), pp. 299 & 301-3.

Having originally only stocked imported furniture, in 1883 Liberty employed the eighteen year old Leonard Wyburd as principal designer for Liberty & Co. Wyburd’s furniture designs were first published in its Art Furniture catalogue of 1884. From the time of Wyburd’s appointment there was a gradual inclusion in the Liberty stock of new pieces of furniture. Within ten years, no doubt with reference to Morris & Co. and to the published sources of E. W. Godwin, Bruce Talbert and Charles Eastlake, interpretations of Tudor, Jacobean and Elizabethan period furniture developed into a rugged vernacular style with armoured metalwork, heavy oak and medieval character often with carved friezes and painted decoration. 

52cm Height x 50cm width x 36cm depth

 

As a genuine antique there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items.  All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.