London, South Kensington
27 February 2002
A pair of English relief carved oak caryatid stiles, late 16th or early 17th century
of rectangular form, modelled as androgynous figures cradling infants, surmounted by flower-heads, on a tapering guilloche pedestal with stylised leafy borders to the side -- 21½in. (54.7cm.) high (2)
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Stiles carved to represent a figure carrying a child are particularly rare and this is the only known example of its kind.
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