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    Sale 5354

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    13 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 47

    A GROUP OF FOUR ARTIFICAL STONE GOTHIC CORBELS

    BY COADE, LAMBETH, CIRCA 1814

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF FOUR ARTIFICAL STONE GOTHIC CORBELS
    BY COADE, LAMBETH, CIRCA 1814
    Modelled respectively as a friar, a beggar, a miser and a thief
    11in. (28cm.) high (4)


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    The Coade manufactory, run at the time by William Croggon, supplied in 1814/15 a number of architectural fittings for Godfrey Websters' Battle Abbey including corbels, chimneypieces and crests. The total cost came to about £300 for which Sir Godfrey it appears was unwilling to pay; the Coade day books in the Public Record Office include two letters, dated 1816, from Coade's manager to his lawyer, Wratislaw, asking him to pursuade Sir Godfrey to pay. These corbels were almost certainly taken from the building as a consequence of a remodelling programme by Henry Clutton in 1857.

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    Provenance

    Sir Godfrey Webster, Battle Abbey, Sussex.
    By descent, thence to the vendor.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FOUR COADE STONE CORBELS FROM BATTLE ABBEY