5 November 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,000
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A PAIR OF GEORGE III IRISH PAINTED PINE PILASTER CAPITALS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
Each with foliate carving and winged sphinx to the angles
16½ in. (42 cm.) high; 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) wide; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) deep (2)
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The pilaster capitals are designed in the early l9th century antique fashion being guarded by addorsed Egyptian sphinx couched on flowered and pearl-wreathed palms.
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Gervase Jackson-Stops OBE, The Menagerie, Horton, Northamptonshire.
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