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A GEORGE II OAK DUMMY-BOARD DEPICTING A LADY DRESSED IN A DOMINO
A GEORGE II OAK DUMMY-BOARD DEPICTING A LADY DRESSED IN A DOMINO

MID-18TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE II OAK DUMMY-BOARD DEPICTING A LADY DRESSED IN A DOMINO
MID-18TH CENTURY
Modelled with a hole to her right-hand to which to mount a calling-card tray or a lamp
63½ in. (161 cm.) high
Provenance
Probably Roger Warner, Burford, Oxfordshire, where acquired on 4 June 1954 (10g.).
Literature
A. & C. Scott, 'Old Dummy-Board Figures', The Antique Collector, February 1961, p. 21. fig. 7.
S. Houfe, Sir Albert Richardson, The Professor, Luton, 1980, p. 70. C. Graham, Dummy Boards and Chimney boards, Aylesbury 1988, illustrated p. 7.
A.E. Richardson, diary entry, 4 June 1954.

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The Domino was a long, loose hooded cloak worn over a masquerade costume during the 18th century.

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