12 December 2002
A PAIR OF COLOURED TAPERING RECTANGULAR MARBLE COLUMNS
Italian, 19th century
Each with white marble capital, border and foot; the coloured marble veneered.
Very minor chips and losses.
50½ in. (128 cm.) high, each (2)
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