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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 102

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORPHYRY-VENEERED OBELISKS

    ITALIAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY STYLE

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ORMOLU-MOUNTED PORPHYRY-VENEERED OBELISKS
    ITALIAN, LATE 18TH CENTURY STYLE
    Each obelisk surmounted by an ormolu finial and decorated with further mounts in the form of pierced palmettes, foliate scrolls and shields; each on four ormolu dolphin feet and on a square, stepped slate and porphyry base with further ormolu mounts; minor chips
    35½ in. (91 cm.) high (2)


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