Lot 35

An extremely rare Coalbrookdale Midsummer Night's Dream pattern cast iron seat

circa 1870
fully stamped ‘CB Dale Co.’ and with pattern and registration numbers
164cm long

See engraving

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500
Hammer price: £3,000
Bidding ended. Lot has been sold.

This extremely rare Coalbrookdale pattern, now sadly missing its scroll cresting is registered in the 1875 Coalbrookdale catalogue, section III, no 42. (See engraving) 

The central panel in the back depicts the moment when King Oberon’s servant fairy Puck squeezes the juice from a magical plant into the eyes of Queen Titania, making her fall in love with the first person she sees when she awake which turns out to be Bottom, whose head has been transformed into that of an ass. 

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