• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 3

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILDED MAHOGANY WALL BRACKETS

    CIRCA 1760

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III GILDED MAHOGANY WALL BRACKETS
    CIRCA 1760
    Each with a gilded pine shaped platform supported by an exotic bird with wings outspread on a rock, re-gilt
    14 in. (35 cm.) high; 12 in. (30 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20 cm.) deep (2)


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    The shell-bearing eagle derives in part from Thomas Chippendale's 'Modern' or picturesque 'Bracket' pattern with an exotic bird perched amongst flowered, scalloped and water-dripped acanthus scrolls (see Thomas Chippendale, The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754, pl.132). A related 'Chippendale' bracket is at Blair Castle, Scotland (see R. Edwards, Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964, p.70, fig.70).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN