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Read moreTHE THORESBY HALL PELMETS
The golden flowered and reed-gadrooned pelmets (lots 64 and 65) incorporate shell cartouches among ribboned waves of Roman foliage that combine Venetian richness with French 'picturesque' architecture. They were commissioned for Thoresby Hall's magnificent satin-hung Drawing-Room created around 1870 by Sidney William Herbert Pierrepont, 3rd Earl Manvers (1825-1900), a grandson of Augustin Louis Joseph Cassimir Gustave de Franquetot, Duc de Coigny of France. The curtain pelmets harmonised with the room's large overmantel mirror, the richly carved picture frames of its paintings from the Château de Coigny, and also with the richly flowered and coffered ceiling, which had been designed by the architect Anthony Salvin (d. 1861) in the French Renaissance style. The large bay-windowed Drawing-Room contained furniture that was described as 'richly carved and gilded, and is covered with what forms perhaps the chief feature of this unique apartment - old tapestry of surpassing beauty and intrinsic worth. Other portions of the furniture are upholstered to match their surroundings; the covers being beautifully embroidered silk, whilst silk and velvet drape some of the gilded ornaments. The mantelpieces in this saloon are of snow-white statuary marble, having as ornaments designs representing the four seasons'.
The pelmets were possibly supplied by the Mayfair upholsterer William Bertram, whose Dean Street business had been established in 1839.
A PAIR OF MID-VICTORIAN GILTWOOD PELMETS
A PAIR OF MID-VICTORIAN GILTWOOD PELMETS CIRCA 1870
Each of symmetrical design, profusely carved with gadrooning, acanthus, C-scrolls and flowers, with a central pierced cresting, with conforming carved sides, refreshments in gold paint
42½ in. (108 cm.) high; 128 in. (325 cm.) wide; 16 in. (41 cm.) deep (2)
Supplied to Sydney Pierrepont, 3rd Earl Manvers (1825-1900) for Thoresby Hall, Nottinghamshire.
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See also lot 206 for a low clothes-press from Thoresby Hall.