9 March 2006,
Price realised GBP 19,200
GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000
A PAIR OF GILTWOOD TWIN-LIGHT WALL APPLIQUES
IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS JOHNSON, 20TH CENTURY
Each pierced and carved, in the rococo taste, flanked by scrolling leafy boughs forming the candle-branches, with later associated brass candle-sockets, restorations
44 x 26 in. (112 x 66 cm.) (2)
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The 'picturesque vignette' wall-lights, of a landscaped park with overgrown obelisk, rustic pillar, and bridge over a water-dripping grotto, relate to 'Girandole' patterns in Thomas Johnson's, Collection of Designs, 1758, pl. 51.
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Mrs. H. A. Du Boulay; sold Christie's, London, 14 November 1996, lot 129.
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