Saturday, December 17, 2011

Aluminum British [?] Officer's Furniture



yeah, "some" scratches. I'd call that hammered aluminum, but still:
Lot 451
Officer's Armoire and Bed
Aluminum
England, first half 20th century
Rectangular form armoire with cut corners and single door, interior fitted with a clothing pole, Bakelite handle; rectangular head and footboard with bed rails; some scratches and dents; ht. 71 3/4, 36 1/2, wd. 39 1/8, 57 1/4, armoire dp. 18, rail spacing 52 1/4 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800
Sold for $3,437
"Officer's Armoire and Bed"? Officer of what awesome aluminum army? [via skinner auctions]