• Christie's Interiors - Style & auction at Christies

    Sale 5924

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    22 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 34

    A BRASS AND STEEL FIREGRATE

    19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE

    Price Realised  

    A BRASS AND STEEL FIREGRATE
    19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
    The pierced geometric fret flanked by pierced spire standards
    28¼ in. (71.7 cm.) high; 30 in. (76.2 cm.) wide; 14 in. (35.5 cm.) deep


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    A related stove grate pattern features in Messers Ince & Mayhew's Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762. (pl.90). Related designs are also illustrated in a volume by William and John Welldon published in 1765 and entitled The Smith's Right Hand or a Complete Guide to the Various Branches of all Sorts of Iron Work. Christopher Gilbert & Anthony Wells-Cole, The Fashionable Fire Place 1660-1840, Leeds City Art Galleries, 1985 (Pages 51-60.)

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