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    Sale 5931

    The Sunday Sale Including the Property of the Late Audrey Burton O.B.E.

    31 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 134

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY URN STANDS

    CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY URN STANDS
    Circa 1800
    Each with a moulded galleried top above a plain frieze on line inlaid square tapering legs, the first inscribed 'From Bothwell Castle/1919', the second inscribed 'From the Collection of the Earl of Home, Bothwell Castle, 1919' to the undersides of the tops
    27 in. (70 cm.) high; 12¼ in. (31 cm.) wide; 11½ in. (29 cm.) deep (2)


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    Bothwell castle was built during the 13th century by Walter de Moravia and played a crucial role in the wars of Scottish Independence, being one of the first sites seized by King Edward I.
    'New' Bothwell Castle was built in the late 17th century close to the ancient Douglas fortress, but was demolished in 1926 after mining subsidence. The present urn stands were not included in Christie's sales of the contents that took place in the June of 1919.

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