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The plentiful Deco selection features a supply of Lalique glass, bronze and ivory figures, Hagenauer sculpture, Georg Jensen metalwares and a variety of French and
English furnishings including this brass Pisces panel from
the lift grille at Selfridges.

Set in an iron frame measuring 1ft 61/2in x 1ft 2in (47 x 35.5cm), the panel is one of four on offer along with Cancer, Scorpio and Libra. They were designed by C.A.

Llewellyn-Roberts in the late 1920s and formed part of a series that decorated the pairs of lifts located at each corner of the department store building. New fire regulations prompted Selfridges to remove the lifts in 1971, although a complete interior and exterior frame and doors is now preserved in the Museum of London. The quartet on offer at Sotheby’s comes with an estimate of £5000-8000.