Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Pugin and the Gothic Revival

Pugin and the Gothic Revival sale at Bonhams Knightsbridge
15 Jul 2009

Fine classical examples of Pugin's designs across a wide range of media, such as Window grilles as found in the House of Lords, hand block printed wallpaper, and a magnificent hexafoil corona at £10,000 - £15,000. Items by other Gothic designers range from stained glass panels to items with architectural interest.

Above: A Victorian Gothic design cast iron fireplace insert with a monogram to the frieze, cast registration lozenge to the back, 103cm high, 106cm wide. Estimate: £500 - 800

Above: A magnificent pair of Gothic Revival fire dogs A W N Pugin for Abney Hall, Cheadle the manufacture attributed to John Hardman & Co., in brass and polished steel, each cast with four columns having pierced supports and knopped finials, embellished with fleur-de-lys motifs 88cm high (2). Estimate: £5,000 - 7,000

Above: A fine and rare Gothic Revival stained and painted glass triptych 'choir loft' window attributed to the Munich Retained Glass Company of Chicago, circa 1920, of upright rectangular form in twelve sections, depicting St. Cecilia at an organ, flanked by standing figures of angels, King David with harp, and a Pope, within an arch, pointed arch tops, 316cm high, 245cm wide overall. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000

Above: A W N Pugin for Minton a decorative Tile, circa 1860 decorated with white flora and green leaves on a deep red and blue ground, together with a run of four blue and white Minton tiles and a blue, white and red tile attributed to Pugin 22.5cm and 20cm square, makers' marks (6). Estimate: £400 - 600

Above: A large pair of Gothic design pitch pine doors with blackened cast iron mounts, 19th century of pointed arch top outline and planked construction over a chamfered frame, the ironwork in the style of William Butterfield, with stylised straps, handle and latch, each 263cm high, 83cm wide (2). Estimate: £800 - 1,200

Pugin and the Gothic Revival

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