Moorish Fretwork and Spindle Lattice-Work Identification
Paul Tucker has placed a request for identification help on the Rare Victorian community board here to get some ideas on who has produced these two pieces. The first is a Moorish fretwork umbrella stand marked as made by Frederick Rode but Paul has seen it in an 1885 advertisement for C.S. Ransom who patented Moorish fretwork. Paul’s looking for the connection between Rode and Moorish fretwork.
The second piece is a chair with tapered spindle lattice-work in the back and seat skirt. Possible makers are listed in Tucker’s forum post. If anyone has more information, please reply to his post on the board.
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