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FS22: Three Day Fine Art Sale

By Direction of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral - A Pair of 16th Century Italian Carved Giltwood and Polychrome Decorated Thrones

Auction Lot FS22/974

By Direction of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral - A pair of 16th Century Italian carved giltwood and polychrome decorated thrones, the high panelled backs with arcaded pendant hung canopies of half dodecogonal form, pierced and decorated with scrolling foliage, one with foliate scroll finials, the other lacking and with vaulted interiors of star shape, each with a central pendant, the polychrome decorated rectangular panels with female figures and birds amidst scrolling foliage, between canted panelled stiles in gilt with red and gilt decorated reserves, the box seats with short arm supports on turned uprights, having panels with coat of arms to either side, the seats with central Moresque decorated panels, flanked by stiles with raised masks and foliage, on block feet, Circa 1620, 223.5cm (7ft 4in) high, the seats 74cm (2ft 5in) wide. *Note A gift to Exeter Cathedral by the Reverend Sir Patrick Ferguson Davie BT, Circa 1960 of Creedy Park, Devon. Purchased in London the thrones are discussed in Charles Tracy's book Continental Church Furniture in England - A Traffic in Piety, pages 138 - 139.

By Direction of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral - A Pair of 16th Century Italian Carved Giltwood and Polychrome Decorated Thrones (FS22/974) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th April 2014 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

By Direction of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter Cathedral - A pair of 16th Century Italian carved giltwood and polychrome decorated thrones, the high panelled backs with arcaded pendant hung canopies of half dodecogonal form, pierced and decorated with scrolling foliage, one with foliate scroll finials, the other lacking and with vaulted interiors of star shape, each with a central pendant, the polychrome decorated rectangular panels with female figures and birds amidst scrolling foliage, between canted panelled stiles in gilt with red and gilt decorated reserves, the box seats with short arm supports on turned uprights, having panels with coat of arms to either side, the seats with central Moresque decorated panels, flanked by stiles with raised masks and foliage, on block feet, Circa 1620, 223.5cm (7ft 4in) high, the seats 74cm (2ft 5in) wide. *Note A gift to Exeter Cathedral by the Reverend Sir Patrick Ferguson Davie BT, Circa 1960 of Creedy Park, Devon. Purchased in London the thrones are discussed in Charles Tracy's book Continental Church Furniture in England - A Traffic in Piety, pages 138 - 139.

Price Realised

£9,000

Department

Furniture

Fine Art Category

Continental Furniture

Sale Information

FS22: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 29th April 2014
Wednesday, 30th April 2014
Thursday, 1st May 2014

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 2:30pm on Wednesday, 30th April 2014 as part of the Furntiture section of the sale.

Contact

For more information about this particular auction lot, please contact:-

Christopher HamptonChristopher Hampton


Gillian WestellGillian Westell


Important Notes

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