• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 273

    AN ITALIAN CARRARA MARBLE GARDEN SEAT

    CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN CARRARA MARBLE GARDEN SEAT
    CIRCA 1860
    The rectangular seat with rounded ends and a rosette and laef-carved edge, on foliate S-scroll supports
    17½ in. (45 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Almost certainly acquired by Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington (1826-1917) when in Rome in 1860 and by descent at Newton Hall, Northumberland.


    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 103.