27 May 1999
A SET OF FOUR PARCEL-GILT POLYCHROME STONE CORBELS
PROBABLY SPANISH, 16TH CENTURY
Each carved in relief with a coat of arms.
Polychromy distressed; chips.
approx. 15 in. (39.5 cm) high (4)
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘