4 June 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 350
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
AN AMERICAN 'GOTHIC' CAST-IRON FIREGRATE INSERT
Circa 1867, after a design by Alexander Jackson Davis
With pierced and arched insert and surround with cluster columns (2)
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Alexander Jackson Davis (1803-1892) was an architect and artist of extraordinary vision.
Davis designed his first significant Gothic house in 1838 for William Paulding. Overlooking the Tappan Zee section of the Hudson River at Tarrytown, it was named Knoll and later renamed Lyndhurst by its subsequent owner George Merritt. It was expanded under the direction of Davis in 1867.
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Commissioned by George Merritt for Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, New York.