TWO GEORGE II CARVED PINE OVER DOORS
IN THE KENTIAN MANNER, 18 TH CENTURY
TOGETHER WITH OTHER ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS
The largest 197cm wide
Chiswick House Sale, Henry Spencer & Sons, 1969.
Crowthers Syon Lodge.
Christie's, South Kensington, Interiors, 26 th October 2016, Lot 128.
Property from the Phillip Lucas Collection, Spitalfields House
Chiswick House is a Neo-Palladian villa and is considered to be one of the most important 18 th century buildings in England. It was designed and built by Richard Boyle, 3 rd Earl of Burlington and completed in 1729. William Kent is thought to have been largely responsible for the interiors. The house descended to the Devonshire family in 1758. During the 19th century, the house fell into decline and was rented out. It was subsequently sold by the 9 th Duke of Devonshire to Middlesex County Council. It suffered war damage and the two wings were demolished in 1956. The villa is now a Grade 1 listed building in the care of English Heritage. The present lot was sold by Henry Spencer and Sons at a sale of the contents of Chiswick House in 1969 - two years after the demolition of the wings. It is believed that these architectural elements either came from Chiswick House, or from other properties owned by the Devonshire family. Similar architectural elements, from Chiswick House, Devonshire House and from Chatsworth, attributed to William Kent were sold in the Sothebys auction "Chatsworth The Attic Sale" 5-7 October 2010.
Wear, marks, knocks and scratches as per age, handling, use, and cleaning. - losses and damages throughout
Broken arch overdoor- 156cm wide at largest point (base 147cm wide and 15cm deep), 33cm high, 18cm deep
Stepped overdoor- 196cm wide at largest point 39cm high
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