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A RARE PAIR OF GEORGE III PAINTED TWO TIER JARDINIERES

English. Last Quarter Of The Eighteenth Century.

Measurements

Diameter: 18" (45.7 cm)
Height: 31 1/2" (80cm)

Research

Of painted wood. The tops fitted with original copper liners and having neoclassical hand-painted scenes around the circumference above a tapered shelf with gallery and hand-painted scene raised on four tapered painted legs terminating in bronze-capped feet.

18th-century jardinieres, or plant holders, would often succumb to water damage over time, and the present delicately decorated examples are rare survivals of this neoclassical type of furniture from the latter part of the century. “Adam, Hepplewhite, and Sheraton gave fresh impetus to the vogue for painted furniture”1 and the finely painted designs on furniture often corresponded directly with the architectural features within a room. Neutral colors and classical moldings of interiors, in combination with painted furniture, “enabled decorators such as Adam to achieve the unification of complete interior schemes very accurately.”2

Full research report available on request.

Full research report available on request.