27 October 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PAIR OF LATE GEORGE III BLACK AND GILT-DECORATED POLE SCREENS
POSSIBLY BY GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY, SUPPLIED BY FRANCES ELKINS
Each with oval floral embroidered silk screen on a floral-decorated stand with splayed legs
56 in. (142 cm.) high, screen 15 in. (38 cm.) high, 11 in. (28 cm.) wide (2)
with J. J. Wolff, London.
Purchased from the above by Mewers Ltd., London, 6 December 1930.
Acquired from Mewers Ltd., London for £35 in April/May 1932 (listed by Frances Elkins on 22 May).
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S. M. Salny, 'Historic Interiors: Frances Elkins. A Surviving Example of the Noted Designer's Work', Architectural Digest, July 1980, p. 77.
S. M. Salny, Frances Elkins: Interior Design, 2005, p. 77.
These unusual japanned screens correspond to a Gillows design dated 1791 for 'A satin wood Japan'd tripod fires screen' as illustrated in R. Fastnedge, Sheraton Furniture, Woodbridge, 1962, p. 186, fig. 58. The pattern is accompanied by an itemised estimate sheet including entries for 'Making by Saml Cooper' and 'Japaning of Thos Hutton'.
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