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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 41

    A SET OF FOUR TWO-LIGHT GILTWOOD WALL LIGHTS

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY

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    A SET OF FOUR TWO-LIGHT GILTWOOD WALL LIGHTS
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY
    Each with a ribbon-tied backplate, with an eagle on a rocky platform under wheat, holding chains in his beak connecting to the scrolled candle branches, with turned nozzles and drip-pans, fitted for electricity
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 15 in. (38 cm.) wide


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    These 'girandole' wall-lights, conceived in the late l8th century French/antique fashion popularised by Thomas Sheraton's, Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, (1793), relate to a girandole at Halnaby Hall, Yorkshire (see M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture, London, 1965, p.95, fig.228). Other related girandoles, guarded by Jupiter eagles were sold in the Michael Lipitch Collection, Sotheby's, London, 22 May 1998, lot 116.

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