• Focal Point - The Nicholas Gif auction at Christies

    Sale 5975

    Focal Point - The Nicholas Gifford-Mead Collection of Chimneypieces & Ornament

    29 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 76

    A POLISHED STEEL AND CAST IRON FIREGRATE OF LARGE SIZE

    OF GEORGE III STYLE, LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A POLISHED STEEL AND CAST IRON FIREGRATE OF LARGE SIZE
    OF GEORGE III STYLE, LATE 19TH EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Of serpentine outline, the railed basket flanked by foliate engraved panels, above a fluted pierced fret within tapering standards applied with paterae bosses and surmounted by urn-shaped finials
    32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high; 34¼ in. (87 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    This model follows a similar design as a period steel dog-grate acquired in 1911 by the Victoria & Albert Museum (museum no. M492) (see A.Kelly. The Book of English Fireplaces, 1968, fig.75) attributed to the Smithfield metalworker Henry Jackson.

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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