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    Sale 5444

    Town & Country Perspectives - The Charles Plante Collection

    4 June 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 150

    AN AMERICAN 'GOTHIC' CAST-IRON FIREGRATE INSERT

    CIRCA 1867, AFTER A DESIGN BY ALEXANDER JACKSON DAVIS

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Commissioned by George Merritt for Lyndhurst, Tarrytown, New York.