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A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD POLE-SCREENS
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A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD POLE-SCREENS

CIRCA 1835

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A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD POLE-SCREENS
CIRCA 1835
Each with green silk pleated rectangular adjustable banner with palmette corners, on a brass shaft surmounted by an urn finial, on a reeded flared support, and concave-sided canted triangular plinth, with reeded bun feet, the undersides stamped 'CLAREMONT', the reverse of each banner with painted numeral 22, the underside of each with painted number '22' and '917'
54 in. (137 cm.) high; 13 in. (33 cm.) diameter (2)
Provenance
Almost certainly supplied to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Coburg (d. 1865), later King of the Belgians, for Claremont, Surrey and recorded there in 1866 following the death of Queen Marie-Amélie, widow of Louis-Philippe (d. 1850), the exiled King of France, who had been lent the house by Prince Leopold.
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Lot Essay

These palm-flowered and brass-poled screens, with reeded pillars on altar-tripod plinths, relate to patterns issued in R. Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1815. Their Grecian fashion relates to that of a brass-inlaid table which was among furnishings supplied for Claremont, Surrey in 1816, when it was occupied by Prince Leopold, following his marriage to Princess Charlotte, daughter of George IV (M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture 1795-1830, London, rev. ed., 1965, p. 41). They bear Claremont's 1866 brand applied when an inventory was made following the death of Queen Marie-Amélie, widow of Louis-Philippe (d. 1850), the exiled King of France, who had been lent the house by Prince Leopold.
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