Well carved figure of a Bishop which still retains the original polychrome decoration. As these figures usually originated in churches they were generally repainted at regular intervals. It is therefore extremely nice to find an untouched example..
Spanish. Circa 1700
Height 106 cm. Width 44cm. Depth 27cm.
Probably Scandinavian. Circa 1800
Depth 21.5 cm. Width 28 cm. Height 11 cm.
An exceptional and rare penwork tilt top table.
Decorated in the Greek revival style and reflecting the Regency designs of Thomas Hope and George Smith. The top, bearing a gilded figure wearing a laurel crown, is reminiscent of engravings by John Flaxman. The applied brass decorations and feet are original.
English. First quarter of the 19th century