• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 92

    A PAIR OF LATE GEORGE III CREAM AND GREEN-PAINTED STANDS

    CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF LATE GEORGE III CREAM AND GREEN-PAINTED STANDS
    CIRCA 1810
    Each with three concave-sided triangular shelves on C-scroll supports and decorated with a floral motif
    42½ in. (108 cm.) high; 9½ in. (24 cm.) wide and deep (2)


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    These etageres were presumably supplied to Du Pre, 2nd Earl of Caledon K.P. (1777-1839) and his wife Catherine (d.1863), daughter of Philip, 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (1757-1834), following their marriage in 1811. Lord Caledon was one of the Irish Representative Peers and was both His Majesty's Lieutenant in co. Tyrone and Colonel of the Tyrone Militia. He was appointed the first Governor of the Cape of Good Hope when it was ceded to Britain in 1806. These etageres were acquired in the London trade by the Knight of Glin in the 1970s; they may well have been included in Ralph Pay & Ransom's House Sale at Tyttenhanger, 27-29 June 1972.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    The Earls of Caledon, Tyttenhanger, Hertfordshire.