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    Sale 11899

    Sculpture

    13 April 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 18

    A POLYCHROME-DECORATED LIMESTONE FIREPLACE SURROUND

    FRENCH, LATE 15TH CENTURY

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A POLYCHROME-DECORATED LIMESTONE FIREPLACE SURROUND
    FRENCH, LATE 15TH CENTURY
    Comprising of twelve pieces, the central section with a stag bearing two coat-of-arms, on a later backing
    33 ½ in. (85 cm.) high, 74 in. (188 cm.) wide, the stag; 81 ½ in. (207 cm.) wide, the backing


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    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Please note this lot will be moved to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services (CFASS in Red Hook, Brooklyn) at 5pm on the last day of the sale. Lots may not be collected during the day of their move to Christie’s Fine Art Storage Services. Please consult the Lot Collection Notice for collection information. This sheet is available from the Bidder Registration staff, Purchaser Payments or the Packing Desk and will be sent with your invoice.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the stag, while old, is almost certainly associated, and most likely did not start out with the rest of the fireplace surround.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SOLD WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART TO BENEFIT ACQUISITION FUNDS
    (detail)


    Post Lot Text

    Please note that additional images of the entire fireplace are available on-line at christies.com.
    PLEASE NOTE THIS LOT IS BEING SOLD WITHOUT A RESERVE