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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 300

    A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY CASED BITTERN (Botaurus stellaris)

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A LATE VICTORIAN TAXIDERMY CASED BITTERN (Botaurus stellaris)
    LATE 19TH CENTURY
    Mounted in a glazed display case with reeds and painted background
    32 in. (81.3 cm.) high; 21½ in. (54.5 cm.) wide; 11 in. (28 cm.) deep


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    Pre-Lot Text

    AFTERNOON SESSION (LOTS 300-578)

    THE PROPERTY OF THE EARL OF HAREWOOD (LOTS 300-330)

    Set in spectacular landscaped grounds, Harewood House in West Yorshire, was built from 1759-1771 for the Lascelles family and was designed by the architects John Carr and Robert Adam. The following thirty lots represent a collection of taxidermy mostly originating from the Harewood estate and formally displayed in the sub-hall of the house.