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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 248

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN OAK SARCOPHAGUS WINE-COOLER

    MID-19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN OAK SARCOPHAGUS WINE-COOLER
    MID-19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular everted body lined in zinc, each long side with a circular ring-handle, on leaf-carved baluster legs and ball feet and wood castors
    28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 43 in. (109 cm.) wide; 20¾ in. (52.5 cm.) deep


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    The lead-lined cistern, with bas-relief rings sculpted in antique marble fashion and palms flowering its columnar stand, is designed in the robust Grecian fashion promoted by the architect Richard Bridgens and popularised by his Furniture with Candelabra and Interior Decoration, London, 1838.

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