• Christie's Interiors - Style a auction at Christies

    Sale 5681

    Christie's Interiors - Style and Spirit

    23 February 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 25

    A PARCEL-GILT WHITE PAINTED WOOD CHIMNEYPIECE

    OF GEORGE II STYLE, BASICALLY 18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT

    Price Realised  

    A PARCEL-GILT WHITE PAINTED WOOD CHIMNEYPIECE
    OF GEORGE II STYLE, BASICALLY 18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT
    The tablet carved in relief with Cupid's head and quivers, flanked by ribbon tied drapery swags and herm jambs below the breakfront shelf
    56½ in. (143.5 cm.) high; 66 in. (167.5 cm.) wide; 9¾ in. (24.7 cm.) deep; the opening 40 in. (101.5 cm.) high; 34 in. (86.5 cm.) wide


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    Designed in the Palladian manner, the nymph herm pilasters with draped shoulders derive from the Diana mantelpiece, designed by William Kent for the hall of Houghton, Norfolk and illustrated in F. Hoppus, The Gentleman and Builder's Repository, 1737, pl. LVI. The drapery frieze with central tablet, comprising Cupid's mask on a love trophy of his weapons, relates to a pattern published by W. Jones, The Gentleman or Builder's Companion, 1739, pl. 22.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Christie's 'The T.Crowther & Son Collection of Architectural Furnishings', 12-14 October 1992, lot 683.