Continental grey painted serpentine bombe chest, possibly Italian. Provenance Mount Congreve, Kimeaden, County Waterford, Ireland.
PAL (Jean de Paleologue, 1860-1942)
lithograph in colours, c.1895, printed by Paul Dupont, Paris, a few small tears in the margins, mounted on stretched canvas. This poster puts us right into the action of the Basque national sport of jai-alai (“Euskal” is Basque for “Basque”). Pal places us directly behind the dynamically poised player, preparing to scoop and hurl the pelota (the parchment skin-covered ball that can travel in excess of 180 mph) into play with his xistera (a wicker basket glove that measures approximately twenty-six inches in length).
Publ Oct 13 1806, H Hopper, Sculpt. London, covered in a bronze green tinted gesso, on a black painted wood plinth in
Footnote: Humphrey Hopper, Royal Academy Gold Medal 1803. Memorial to General Hay 1814 in St Paul’s Cathedral. A designer of lamps.
A pair of Victorian cast-iron, glazed wall display cabinets, late 19th century, two doors of geometric form, with raised pierced gallery and apron. Possibly by Coalbrookdale.