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    Sale 7524

    Turin London Corfu The Collection of Giorgio Marsan and Umberta Nasi Volume II Session II

    12 - 13 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 463

    A PAIR OF GEORGE II GILT-METAL AND WHITE PAINTED TWO-LIGHT WALL APPLIQUES

    MID 18TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF GEORGE II GILT-METAL AND WHITE PAINTED TWO-LIGHT WALL APPLIQUES
    MID 18TH CENTURY
    Each in the form of a basket issuing fruit and foliate bouquets, with foliate scrolled branches and leaf-cast drip-pans, traces of original gilding
    12½ in. (31.5 cm.) high; 16 in. (41 cm.) wide (2)


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    The poets' Golden Age of Peace and Plenty is evoked by these baskets of fruit of flowers, which are conceived in the French 18th Century 'picturesque' fashion. Related girandoles supplied for the Drawing Room of Newby Hall, Yorkshire, are listed in the 1792 inventory (see J. Cornforth, Newby Hall - II, Country Life 14 June 1979 p.1921 fig.4)

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