AN EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD TRIPOD POLE SCREEN
AN EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD TRIPOD POLE SCREEN

CIRCA 1760-65

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AN EARLY GEORGE III GILTWOOD TRIPOD POLE SCREEN
CIRCA 1760-65
The adjustable rectangular framed needlework screen embroidered with a fruit spray, the turned pole on a tapering fluted and acanthus-clasped support with cabriole legs headed by acanthus and scrolled feet, re-gilt
65 in. (165 cm.) high, 18 in. (45.5 cm.) wide
Provenance
Almost certainly supplied to George William, 6th Earl of Coventry (1722-1809) for Croome Court, Worcestershire or one of his London houses and by descent.
Sir James Horlick, 4th Bt. (d. 1958), Achamore House, Isle of Gigha, Scotland.
The late Sir James Horlick, Bt., removed from Achamore House, Gigha; Christie's, London, 22 November 1973, lot 41 [part of a large suite].
Acquired from Stair & Company, New York.

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Lot Essay

See footnote to lot 121. This appears to be one of the pair of pole-screens sold with the Coventry suite at Christie's in 1973. At the time, the suite was dated to George I's reign and the screens were catalogued as 'en suite but of mid-eighteenth century date'. Another instance where fire screens were supplied en suite with matching seat furniture can be seen with the celebrated Stansted Park suite attributed to John Linnell, sold Christie's, New York, 23 November 2010, lots 105-108.

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