• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 144

    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD AND GILT-METAL THREE-LIGHT WALL LIGHTS

    AFTER A MODEL BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, LATE 20TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD AND GILT-METAL THREE-LIGHT WALL LIGHTS
    AFTER A MODEL BY THOMAS CHIPPENDALE, LATE 20TH CENTURY
    The baluster backplates with floral swags issuing foliate-wrapped scroll branches
    (34½ in. (78.8 cm.) high; 22 in. (58 cm.) wide; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) deep (2)


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    The picturesque urn-pillared lights, with their garlands and foliage, derive from a George III French-fashioned pattern for a bronze hexagonal chandelier issued in the third edition of Thomas Chippendale's, Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director, 1762 (pl. 154).

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage