R.M.S. Olympic - 1991 Auction
1426 A mahogany arched window with mirrored glass panels (one missing, remnants of silvering still visible), 36¼ in. x 66¼ in. high (possibly from first class entrance promenade deck). See Plate 2.
Price realized: £300
1427 A similar window (all panels intact, silvering defective).
Price realized: £520
1428 A pair of carved oak and green painted scrolling and reeded mounts, with acanthus leaf decoration, bearing traces of original gilding, 8½ in. high, and one other mount, 7 in. high. (3)
Price realized: £320
1429 A pair of green painted, carved oak, scrolling mounts, reeded with acanthus leaf decoration, bearing traces of original gilding, 9½ in. high.
Price realized: £420
1430 A green painted carved oak pilaster capital with scrolling decoration, bears traces of original gilding, 8½ in. x 5½ in.
Price realized: £250
1431 A carved oak square-shaped capital decorated with acanthus scrolls, 7 in. x 5 in. (in two halves).
Price realized: £180
1432 A pair of green painted carved oak pilaster capitals with acanthus leaf and scrolling decoration bearing traces of original gilding, 10 in. x 7¾ in. one inscribed in pencil on the reverse, “Stair Head Fore En... Port”.
Price realized: £400
1433 A pair of fluted and scrolling green painted carved oak brackets from the 1st Class entrance Bridge Deck, decorated with acanthus leaves, stamped “1st For Br Dk” “Port Fore End Front Ele” and “First Ent Br Dk Aft End Star No. 3 400”.
Price realized: £280
1434 A green painted carved oak architrave from the Shelter Deck Enquiry Room with carved acanthus leaf decoration bearing traces of original gilding, 203 in. long, inscribed in pencil, “Enquiry Room Shelter Deck 400”.
Price realized: £560
1435 A green painted carved oak architrave with acanthus leaf decoration 55 in. wide and four other similarly decorated supporting pieces (5) probably from the port side first class promenade deck.
Price realized: £260
1436 A carved oak fire surround with oak leaf and acorn decoration flanked by scrolling mounts and fluted pilasters, 45½ in. x 58 in. high, together with two side panels, 38½ in. x 58½ in. high, and 40½ in. x 57¼ in. and another panel, 31¼ in. x 57¼ in., inscribed in chalk on reverse “3719 AFT PORT TOURIST” and other indistinct chalk and pencil marks.
Price realized: £390
1437 A carved oak fire surround from the second class entrance Bridge deck, centred by a scrolling and scalloped motif, moulded borders and a panel border to each side, 96 in. x 9 ½ in. high, inscribed in pencil on the reverse, “2nd Class Entrance Bridge Dk. (Star) 400”.
Price realized: £300
1438 A similar fire surround inscribed in pencil on the reverse, “2nd Class Ent Bridge Dk Port side 400”, and other indistinct markings.
Price realized: £200
1439 A large carved oak fire surround from the 2nd Class quarters with scrolling and scalloped central motif bordered by acanthus leaf and tongue moulding, flanked by fluted Corinthian pilasters, 93 in. x 58¼ in. high, inscribed on the reverse, “For End Port Tourist”, and other indistinct markings, and a single fluted pilaster, 7¼ in. x 46¾ in. See illustration.
Price realized: £1,000
1440 A collection of assorted columns and bases from the 1st Class entrance hall and main staircase on the promenade deck, comprising, six circular columns (variety of conditions) green painted with gilt scrolling capitals decorated with carved oak leaves and acorns, one plain pilaster with the capital similarly carved, five column bases each richly carved ribbons and floral swags, one staircase newel post and a cupboard incorporating panels of similar decoration. (14) See Plate 2. Reference: The Shipbuilder mid Summer Edition 1911.
Price realized: £8,000
1441 A green painted oak panel with fluted pilaster to the left hand side with “PROM DECK” outlined where the brass letters have been, 44 in. x 99 in. high (Capital in poor condition) inscribed in pencil on the reverse, “1st Class Ent. Prom Dk SS Olympic” “WMK” “Top (2) Star” and impressed “Star No. 2”.
Price realized: £?
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