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FINE GEORGE II PIERCED BRASS & IRON SERPENTINE 2-TIER FOOTMAN

England, c1750

 

Fine George II Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine 2-Tier Footman, England, c1750 

 

The rectangular serpentine pierced and engraved top depicting a crowned lion, representing England,
to the right, and the unicorn representing Scotland, to the left, the harp in the lower left corner

representing Ireland, all centering a ship's wheel; the field also depicting from left to right :
shamrocks above the harp, a thistle below the unicorn, three Tudor roses surrounding the lion,

and in the lower right corner, a lute; all amongst c- and s-scrolls and within a solid border;
the frontal frieze pierced with a pseudo coat of arms,

sided by scrolling foliage over a brass-fronted plate rack;

the whole raised on three front cabriole legs ending in penny feet,
the three straight back legs of iron.

 

Ref : An almost identical footman is illustrated in "Domestic Metalwork,1640-1820",

Gentle & Feild, p.352,Trivets and Footmen', Pl. 4,

with only a differing pseudo coat of arms from the collection of Colonial Williamsburg.

The text suggests use of the heraldic lion, unicorn and harp indicate that the footman

was made for a government official or courthouse.

 

Condition : Excellent; wear appropriate to age and use;

minor old repair to one foot; several separations to piercing in seat

 

17" High x 24" Long x 10" Deep, The Seat, 1.5" Deep Over Knees

 

PRICE : Please Inquire

 

#8076

 

 

Fine George II Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine 2-Tier Footman, England, c1750 

 

Fine George II Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine 2-Tier Footman, England, c1750 ,Top Detail

 

Fine George II Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine 2-Tier Footman, England, c1750 

 

Fine George II Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine 2-Tier Footman, England, c1750 , Frieze Detail

 

Fine George II Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine 2-Tier Footman, England, c1750 

 

Fine George II Pierced Brass & Iron Serpentine 2-Tier Footman, England, c1750 

 

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"CHRISTMAS" : "THE DECORATIONS"

 

"CHRISTMAS" : "THE DECORATIONS"

 

 


 

 

 

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