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Christopher Hampton is the Managing Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood and the Head of the Furniture Department. He is based at Exeter in Devon.
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Review Entries for Day Friday, April 26, 2013

The pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns  (FS18/813) that I recently blogged about exceeded all expectations when they went under the hammer in the fine furniture auction.

a detail of one of the george iii pedestal urns (fs18/813)

A detail of one of the George III pedestal urns (FS18/813)

These George III urns were  zinc lined and ormolu mounted, the detachable covers with beaded and paterae decorated handles and beaded finials, the half reeded bodies with fluted and beaded paterae. The pedestals below had fluted friezes, one was lead lined and the other fitted with three short drawers.

 

the pair of george iii mahogany urns (fs18/813)

The pair of George III mahogany urns (FS18/813)

This fantastic pair of George III mahogany pedestal urns were highly sought after and with six phone bidders and interest from the Internet, they sold for an amazing £350,000 in the quarterly fine art sale on 25th April 2013.

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