London, South Kensington
7 July 2000
A Florentine white marble garden seat, circa 1870
The armrests carved with seated figures of satyrs, shown playing pipes, the back rest carved in high and low relief with a frieze panel depicting a bacchanalian procession, below a stiff-leaf carved inverted breakfront pediment, the supports carved with recumbent rams, embellished with ribbon-tied berried laurel swags
85in. (216cm.) wide, 44½in. (113cm.) high, 6¼in. (67cm.) deep
Sir Julius Wernher, 1st Bt. (1850-1912), Bath House, London, and Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, by whom bequeathed, through his widow
Alice, Lady Wernher, subsequently Lady Ludlow (1862-1945), to their son
Sir Harold Wernher, 3rd Bt., G.C.V.O. (1893-1973), Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire, in the Marble Hall, and by descent.
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