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AN AUSTRALIAN GOTHIC REVIVAL PAINTED PINE FIRE SURROUND AND OVERMANTEL MIRROR
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AN AUSTRALIAN GOTHIC REVIVAL PAINTED PINE FIRE SURROUND AND OVERMANTEL MIRROR

BY WALLACH BROS. SYDNEY

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AN AUSTRALIAN GOTHIC REVIVAL PAINTED PINE FIRE SURROUND AND OVERMANTEL MIRROR
By Wallach Bros. Sydney
The overmantel with a crenellated, stepped cornice and central rectangular plate flanked to each side with verre eglomise panels of women symbolic of New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania and South Australia; and carved quatrefoils, the moulded mantel above a trefoil and arched frieze, the supports with painted figures in a wood; overall height 324cm, 172cm wide, 29cm deep
Provenance
Liryclea, Lyons Road, Drummoyne
Literature
Gubernational Gothic, Anne Watson
Nineteenth Century Austrlian Furniture, Kevin Fahy, Christina Simpson, Andrew Simpson
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A 10% Goods and Services tax (G.S.T) will be charged on the Buyer's Premium in all lots in this sale

Lot Essay

This overmantel mirror comes from a suite of furniture exhibited in the Carrington Pavilion of the Centennial International Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1888; catalogue no. 323 Wallach Bros., York Street Wynyard Square and Clarence Street Sydney. -Gothic Furniture for a complete bedroom, diningroom, library, parlour. It was also the subject of an article in the Sydney Mail 16th June 1888, where this mirror was singled out for praise: The Overmantel will, without doubt, receive a large amount of admiration. The decorative work includes representations of the four principal Australian colonies, typified respectively by Goddesses of Commerce, Manufactures, the Pastoral Industry and Agriculture. It was later acquired by W.S.Tait and installed in his Drummoyne house Liryclea where it was sold in the house contents auction in 1923 held by Strongman and Watkin of Burwood
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