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    Sale 5903

    Christie's Interiors

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 128

    A PAIR OF REGENCY PARCEL-GILT AND BRONZED CARVED WOOD CURTAIN POLE TERMINALS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY PARCEL-GILT AND BRONZED CARVED WOOD CURTAIN POLE TERMINALS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Modelled as Lion's heads with open mouths as appertures and stylised carved manes
    9. in. (24 cm.) high; 9. in. (24 cm.) deep (2)


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    The detail of this pair of curtain-pole terminals reflects the antique style promoted in the furnishings of Carlton House by George, Prince of Wales, later George IV. In the mid 1790s, Charles Heathcote Tatham visited Rome to gain inspiration for the Palace's embellishment, and was author of Etchings of Ancient Ornament Architecture.

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