A.W.N. PUGIN (1812-1852) OR E.W. PUGIN (1834-1875) FOR THE NEW PALACE OF WESTMINSTER, MADE BENHAM & FROUD, LONDON
RARE GOTHIC REVIVAL COPPER COAL AND BRASS MOUNTED SCUTTLE, CIRCA 1855
of rectangular section with two sloping hinged covers each chased with portcullis motif and set with heavy cast decorative hinges and 'quilted' swing handle, the whole raised on a plinth, inscribed to the sides VI/ H.C/S, bears maker's plaque to base
61cm long, 37cm high (including handle), 33cm wide Estimate £800-1,200 + fees Provenance: Bearing the room number to one side of the scuttle this rare example was presumably supplied to the Houses of Parliament by Benham & Froud around 1855.
Sold for £2,750
(buyer's premium included)