Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


An unusual Victorian mahogany Ottoman by F J Mercer

$ 11,330
  • Description
    An unusual Victorian mahogany Ottoman by F J Mercer, of rectangular form with two bow ends, the hinged deep-buttoned top and the sides re-upholstered in distressed blue leather, the frame comprising a guilloche-carved rail set upon four sturdy supports carved with spiral bands and acanthus leaves, with a moulded rail below, the interior lined in the original blue silk, with a partial label for ‘F.J. Merc(er) Cabinet maker and u(pholsterer), 24 & 26, Fargate, Sheffield’. English, 1870.

    Footnote: Ann Jessop (also Wilde, Turner or Bardwell) was born around 1781 and had little formal education. Her second husband, Edward Bardwell, was a cabinet maker and when he died, in 1821, she became the registered owner of their cabinet-making business. By 1841 the business was large enough to be asked to tender to supply hundreds of mahogany chairs and matching tables. F J Mercer was her nephew and took over the business when she retired in the late 1850s.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Mahogany and leather
    Creation Date: 1870
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Victorian
    Incollect Reference #: 388603
  • Dimensions
    W. 66 in; H. 22 in; D. 26 in;
    W. 167.64 cm; H. 55.88 cm; D. 66.04 cm;
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