Bay Colony Antiques is extremely proud to offer for sale this fantastic 19th century antique Victorian Gothic revival lectern. This is without a doubt one of the finest lecterns we've had the pleasure of offering and it will probably be quite some time until we encounter another one comparable to this. This example has a cushioned surface which is ideal to support old leather or paper covers. The work surface has multiple gilt borders around the edge & the board that holds the book in place is also pierce carved but can really only be seen in the pictures showing the cushion.
The pedestal is absolutely superb with pierced trefoils at the base & an allover gilt stenciling. Trefoils were used extensively in Gothic period architecture but the design dates back to antiquity. The stand is in exceptional condition with our only notes being very minimal paint loss and a water stain on the cushion. The old labels show this was once offered for sale by the celebrated Irish antique dealer, Gerald Kenyon. Gerald was a third generation antique dealer who took over his Grandfather's shop in Chester, England before opening two more stores in Dublin, Ireland.
He was an expert on Irish furniture and his work on the subject remains the gold standard today. The lectern measures 22 1/2" wide x 20" deep at the base x 40 tall. The book platform measures 26" wide x 15 1/2" tall.
We are a wholly owned family business in our third decade of continuous operation. We have a large inventory of fine antiques ranging from Early American, Federal, Chippendale, Empire, Centennial, Victorian, 20th Century custom mahogany, Art Deco and Mid-Century Modern antique furniture along with decorative arts from across the globe. All the items we offer to the general public are high quality estate pieces. We do not offer goods with significant flaws or defects. We completely avoid items with issues.
You can expect the items we sell to have reasonable wear and tear. Due to the large volume of goods we deal in we cannot describe items in minutia. We do our best to give you an accurate condition report in our description of the items. We have expert woodworkers and re-finishers on staff to service any piece of furniture we offer.
We represent all merchandise in absolute good faith and to the very best of our ability. If you would like to find out about any number of our services, including appraisals and restoration, please ask us about our website for more information. We deliver within a 250 mile range of zip code 01105 for a low cost flat rate. We specialize in New York City and Boston deliveries at extremely reasonable rates.We perform this service without the cost of labor as an appreciation for your patronage. This and our "volume shippers" discount creates a substantial lower cost for you. They are not furniture movers who bring the items into your home. We can get you special services in certain cases, but you are responsible for telling us you require them and for the extra cost of these services, if you instruct our shippers to provide services beyond curbside deliveries. We are responsible for any additional services and charged for these services.
Again the process is all designed to protect your investment and is an option offered for your protection. We don't like to send nice people off with things tied to roof racks. We are not a storage facility. We are happy to hold your items for a reasonable pre-agreed upon period. We have a zero tolerance policy for non-paying buyers.Any offer we accept is a binding sale and subject to the conditions herein. Massachusetts General Law applies to all sales. We accept all major credit cards and are delighted to answer any questions that you may have or provide services you may need. This item is in the category "Antiques\Furniture\Tables". The seller is "baycolonyantiques" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.