Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Room Panelling at Christies auction

Christies 24 January 2008, King Street London

Lot 130
A set of George III pine room panelling
Designed by Sir William Chambers, circa 1765
Comprising a pair of door frames with egg-and-dart border and ionic half pilasters surmounted by a modillion cornice with swag tablet flanked by paterae and a pair of panelled doors with egg-and-dart mouldings, a quantity of Greek-key carved dado mouldings, a quantity of ribbon and reed wainscot mouldings, a quantity of egg-and-dart cornice mouldings, a quantity of dado panelling, restorations and replacements including most of the carved ribbon-and-reed wainscot moulding, the reverse of the egg-and-dart mouldings incised '1', '11', '111', inscribed in pencil 'W Young'. Two door frames 98 in. (249 cm.) high; 73 in. (185.5 cm.) wide; 8 in. (20.5 cm.) deep
Estimate: £15,000 - £30,000


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