• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 524

    An English walnut, burr birch, ebony and maple centre table

    CIRCA 1852-1853

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    An English walnut, burr birch, ebony and maple centre table
    Circa 1852-1853
    The glazed top inset with a lithograph depicting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, signed Lithographic Institute of Winckelmnn & sons, above a plain frieze on baluster-shaped supports and sabre legs joined by a turned double stretcher
    67 cm. high x 123 cm. wide x 64 cm. deep


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    The complete inscription on the litho reads TO SIR CHARLES LOCK EASTLAKE, PRESIDENT OP THE ROYAL ACADEMY 8cc 8cc 8cc
    Whose Works and Whose influence have ever tended to foster and taste for the highest style - this lithographic Print of the Ceiling of the Sistene Chapel by Michael Angelo executed at the expence of J.S. HARFORD ESQre OF BLAISE CASTLE is inscribed by him with every sentiment of respect & esteem.
    and Executed and printed in colours under the direction of J.Storch at the Lithographic Institute of Winckelmann & Sons at Berlin 1852-1853. Drawn on stone in colours under the direction of C. Kopper. Pratesi Delt L.Gruner direxit.

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