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    Sale 7540

    A House on the Wiltshire Downs

    6 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II CARVED PINE TERMS

    PROBABLY CIRCA 1750, RE-USED FROM A CHIMNEYPIECE

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II CARVED PINE TERMS
    PROBABLY CIRCA 1750, RE-USED FROM A CHIMNEYPIECE
    One with Bacchus mask, the other with Ceres mask, later mouldings to the tops, old repairs, originally decorated
    47½ in. (120.5 cm.) high; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) wide; 9½ in. (24 cm.) protrusion (2)


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    Appropriate for a dining-room hearth designed in the George II 'Roman' fashion, these term-tapered and truss-scrolled pilasters bear garlanded busts of harvest deities, with the vine-festooned wine-deity Bacchus accompanied by the agriculture deity Ceres, who is garlanded with corn and flowers. Similar term figures feature in a chimney-piece pattern issued in Abraham Swan's, Collection of Designs in Architecture, 1757.

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