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    Sale 5349

    Christie's Interiors

    18 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 330

    A GEORGE III PAINTED AND GILTWOOD CHIMNEYPIECE

    LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE III PAINTED AND GILTWOOD CHIMNEYPIECE
    LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    Redecorated
    63in. (160cm.) high; 78½in. (199.4cm.) wide; 8¼in. (21cm.) deep; the opening -- 50 x 55in. (127 x 139.7cm.)


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    This elegant chimney-piece is likely to have been commissioned by William Russell for his Drawing Room at Stubbers, Essex at the time that he was employing the architect Sir Humphrey Repton (d.1818) in the mid 1790s.

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    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Stubbers, North Ockendon, Essex. (Demolished 1960).