26 juin 2010

A French mid-19th century Great Exhibition type silvered and gilt cast iron bedstead.

A French mid-19th century Great Exhibition type silvered and gilt cast iron bedstead. photo Bonhams the headboard surmounted by a foliate medallion flanked to each side by a cherub, one figuring Diana, the other Apollo, the rectangular stretchers, each centred by a female figure (possibly Nyx) joining the footboard, the central panel with an allegory of love and fidelity featuring a dog above a frieze of pavots and surmounted by an urn flanked by fruits and flowers, the four angles with columnar supports... [Lire la suite]