Neo-Grec Ebonized and Inlaid Music Cabinet
For those of you who were wondering where the music stand went that I last profiled – it disappeared from Ebay and the auction house’s website just prior to the sale and I don’t know what happened. If you were all set to bid on it and were left empty-handed, here’s your chance to get an even better one during the Neal Auction sale.
This stand is probably the best looking stand that I have ever run across. Yes, there are more extravagant closed-format music stands in the cabinet form, but as far as open-format music stands go, this is at the top.
The top crest has a bronze putti plaque as well as putti repeated in the front inlay panel. The finish is in really good shape and it retains it’s original ebonization and gilt incising. One small shrinkage crack exists on the right front corner.
Starting bid will be $1,300 with expected range of $2,000 to $3,000. More photos and details at the listing.