• Architectural Heritage: The Ad auction at Christies

    Sale 5458

    Architectural Heritage: The Adrian and Suzy Puddy Collection

    10 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 186

    AN AMERICAN PAINTED CAST-IRON SEAT

    BY J.L.MOTT IRONWORKS, NEW YORK, AFTER A DESIGN BY CARRON FOUNDRY, STIRLINGSHIRE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    AN AMERICAN PAINTED CAST-IRON SEAT
    BY J.L.MOTT IRONWORKS, NEW YORK, AFTER A DESIGN BY CARRON FOUNDRY, STIRLINGSHIRE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The foliate scrolling crested back rest pierced with conjoined hoops, the seat panel cast with stylised foliage and arabesques, on cabriole legs, stamped 'CARRON' and with diamond registration lozenge
    37 in. (94 cm.) high; 64¾ in. (164.5 cm.) wide


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    The New York based firm of J.L.Mott & Co was established in 1828. By the second half of the nineteenth century the firm had showrooms at 549 Sixth Avenue and 1266 Broadway. The current lot is a clear example of how designs by British cast-iron manufacturers were copied abroad. The Carron 'Gothic' seat, lot 185, has been reproduced by Mott, the only difference being the back legs, which are cabriole in shape to match the front and provide additional support.

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    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