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PAIR RARE EARLY 19TH CENTURY ITALIAN GRAND TOUR SOLID BRONZE WINGED SPHINXES For Sale

PAIR RARE EARLY 19TH CENTURY ITALIAN GRAND TOUR SOLID BRONZE WINGED SPHINXES


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PAIR RARE EARLY 19TH CENTURY ITALIAN GRAND TOUR SOLID BRONZE WINGED SPHINXES:
$2,500

Wimbledon-Furniture

Wimbledon-Furniture is delighted to offer for sale this very rare pair of early 19th century circa 1810 solid bronze Italian Grand tour sculptures of winged Sphinxes

There are multiple high definition super-sized pictures at the bottom of this page

A truly glorious pair, it’s very rare to find them with wings, most were purchased without as they tend to bend and snap with age

Grand tour sculptures were purchased by rich aristocratic children who had finished school and were seeking to improve their knowledge and learning by travelling the worlds great city’s, they bought these little trinkets as souvenirs to prove they had visited Italy, Paris, Egypt and so on, thus they would become conversation pieces and basically a chance to show off how well travelled they were

This pair are magnificent, they are and original pair and have been together for the best part of 200 years, they are free from damage, everything is present and correct. One of the bases has been restored and a new piece of timber applied

Dimensions

Height:- 8.9cm

Width:- 13cm

Depth:- 7cm

Please note all measurements are taken at the widest point, if you would like any additional or specific measurements please ask

Any questions please feel free to ask before you offer

ABOUT US

Wimbledon-Furniture is a privately owned family ran business out of Wimbledon SW19, we have four large storage warehouse’s, if you have any questions my number is under the business sellers information, please feel free to call or text

PAYMENTS

We accept payment via card at the warehouse on the day of collection, PayPal or bacs prior to collection We would kindly ask that all items are paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 working days, we can hold all paid items for 14 days free of charge, there after a £10 a week storage fee will apply for the first two weeks

Please ask before purchase should you wish us to hold something for longer than two weeks, if after three months your item isn’t collected you will forfeit your payment and the item will be placed for sale again

CONDITION

Please view the very detailed pictures as theyform part of the descriptionaround condition

Please also ask any questionsbefore you offer and not after, all of our items are sold as seen and as listed

Please note vintage period and original items such as leather seating will always have natural patina in the form of cracking creasing and wear, we recommend regular waxing to ensure no moisture is lost, also hand dyed leather is not recommended to sit in direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time as it will dry out and fade



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