• Item: Music stand / side table
• Circa: 1860
• Period: Victorian
• Maker: Swann & Millican
• Provenance: England, UK
• Wood: Solid Mahogany
• Duet configuration when set as a music stand
• Moulded circular top when set as side table
• Telescopic threaded steel shaft / adjustable height & angle
• Original working mechanism
• Turned centre column
• Splayed shaped arm supports
• Splayed scribe carved tripod base
• Carved scroll feet
• Solid in joint
• Stunning colour & patination
• Excellent quality
• Original condition
• Free delivery to England, Wales & southern Scotland*
• Free 14 days UK returns policy
This is a fine quality antique English Victorian solid mahogany & brass metamorphic adjustable music stand / side tripod table, with a Swann & Millican mechanism, circa 1860, in excellent original condition. The music stand can be configured either as a circular side table, or as a duet music stand. When configured as a side table, the stand features a moulded circular top. Turning the top in an anti-clockwise direction causes the top to gradually raise and transform into a music stand. The more the top is spun, the more pronounced this configuration becomes and the higher it raises. When configured as a music stand, the stand boasts a duet arrangement, with two back-to-back bookrests. The top is raised on a central ring turned column and supported by shaped supports, which also form part of the mechanism. The supports also display a brass stamp with the inscription “Swann and Millican Scroll Band Movement Patent.” The stand rests on a splayed tripod scribe carved base, terminating on its original scroll feet.
The music stand exhibits a rich dark brown colour. As it boasts the original polish, it has a fantastic colour and patination; this can only be achieved through age and years of care and cleaning it has received.
This music stand would complement any home, especially the office or study. It would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is extremely functional. So, don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of furniture.
Height (when set as side table) = 77.2cm or 30⅜” or 2ft 6⅜”
Diameter (when set as side table) = 61.2cm or 24⅛” or 2ft ⅛”
Maximum height (when set as music stand) = 121.6cm or 47⅞” or 3ft 11⅞”
Width = 61.2cm or 24⅛” or 2ft ⅛”
Depth (when set as music stand) = 47cm or 18½” or 1ft 6½”
This antique Victorian music stand is in excellent original condition. Nominal old use marks to the leading edges but nothing significant considering the age of the item. The steel & brass mechanism has been cleaned and serviced in our workshops and is smooth-running and also solid. No breaks or damaged to the mechanism. The column and base are solid and the feet are original. The stand has a lovely warm colour and patination. This music stand is well constructed, solid in joint, sits firm on the ground and is ready to use.
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