22 January 2009,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 5,000
A PAIR OF GEORGE II CARVED OAK WALL APPLIQUES
IN THE MANNER OF JAMES GIBBS, CIRCA 1730
Each headed by a Moor's head below a Venus-shell, above carved acanthus and a cartouche bordered by scrolled drapery, minor losses
35 in. (89 cm.) high; 14 in. (36 cm.) wide (2)
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These embossed medallions' antique-fretted and Ionic wave-scrolled cartouches are enwreathed by Roman acanthus foliage and suspend by husks beneath heads of moors sporting Venus shells. They relate to patterns such as those invented by the Rome-trained architect James Gibbs, issued in 1731 by John Clark in Thirty Three Shields & Compartments for Monumental Inscriptions, Coats of arms etc...
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Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E. and by descent.