25 November 2003
A PAIR OF CONTINENTAL ALLEGORICAL FIGURES OF ARCHITECTURE AND ASTRONOMY
Early 19th Century, After Giambologna
Each unsigned, on a faux verde antico marble plinth
The figures: 15 5/8 in. (39.7 cm.) high (2)
Collection of Monsieur Thierry Delanoue.
Acquired from Samy Chalome, Paris, 17 March 1959.
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