• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 118

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN OAK THREE-LEAF SCREEN

    THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO A.W.N. PUGIN, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN OAK THREE-LEAF SCREEN
    THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO A.W.N. PUGIN, CIRCA 1850
    With a pierced rope-twist and trefoil cornice above linen-fold panels, originally with additional panels
    82½ in. (209 cm.) high; 71 in. (180 cm.) wide


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    Pugin's designs for the furnishings and fittings at the new Palace of Westminster began in 1846 and continued to his death in 1852. Many of the craftsmen already employed by Pugin elsewhere were called upon to make these new pieces. The cabinet-maker John Webb made the most important pieces, such as the Royal Throne, the Clerk's table in the house of Lord's and the cabinet in the Prime Minister's Room. After Pugin's death firms such as Gillows and Holland & Sons were invited to tender for supplying the remaining furnishings (C. Wainwright, 'Furnishing the New Palace: Pugin's furniture and fittings', Apollo, May 1992, pp. 303-306).

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    Provenance

    By repute, The Palace of Westminster.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR JAMES STIRLING (LOTS 111-120)