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AN ENGLISH POLISHED BRASS AND STEEL FIREGRATE
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AN ENGLISH POLISHED BRASS AND STEEL FIREGRATE

EARLY 18TH CENTURY

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AN ENGLISH POLISHED BRASS AND STEEL FIREGRATE
EARLY 18TH CENTURY
With slightly later cast-iron fireback cast in relief depicting a female personification of America carried in a chariot drawn by two armadillos, with the maker's monogram 'SHR' cast along the bottom edge, the fire basket with knopped rails and flanked by multi-knopped tapering standards with urn finials
47 in. (119 cm.) high; 38 in. (96.5 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep
Provenance
Christie's, 'The T.Crowther & Son Collection of Architectural Furnishings', 12-14 October 1992, lot 555.
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Lot Essay

The design of the fireback is taken from a set of playing cards, entitled 'Jeu de la Geographie', designed by Stafano della Bella for Louis XIV in 1644.

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