• Focal Point - The Nicholas Gif auction at Christies

    Sale 5975

    Focal Point - The Nicholas Gifford-Mead Collection of Chimneypieces & Ornament

    29 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 155

    A GEORGE II WROUGHT IRON FIREGRATE

    CIRCA 1735

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    A GEORGE II WROUGHT IRON FIREGRATE
    CIRCA 1735
    The railed basket with baluster-shaped finials to the top-rail, flanked by swept and scrolled sides, above a blind fret flanked by square section standards with orb finials
    25¾ in. (66 cm.) high; 37 in. (94 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep


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    Eighteenth century firegrates such as the present example are very rare survivals. They were extremely expensive and luxurious items, and at this time were only found in the homes of the very wealthy. The grates were often designed by architects as an extension of the chimneypiece and the room they were created for.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage