A Scottish Victorian dressing mirror, made from parrot coal

GBP 3,000.00

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Object Description

A Victorian dressing mirror, almost certainly made by Thomas Williamson of West Wemyss in Fife.
The roundels are glass.

Object History

Williamson, who trained as a mason, is known to have made a range of furniture from this unique material including chairs and tables. A bench by him was exhibited at the Great Exhibition in London and purchased by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert for Osborne House, where it remains.

Object Literature

David Jones ‘Coal Furniture in Scotland’ Furniture History XXIII 1987 pp35-38

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)7487 738963

Dealer Location

8 Lady Wynd
KY15 4DE

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