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Thomas Jeckyll
A RARE PAIR OF "SUNFLOWER" ANDIRONS
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
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Thomas Jeckyll
A RARE PAIR OF "SUNFLOWER" ANDIRONS
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 31,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important 20th Century Design

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New York

Thomas Jeckyll
A RARE PAIR OF "SUNFLOWER" ANDIRONS
brass
33 x 11 1/4 x 20 1/2 in. (84 x 28.6 x 52.1 cm)
circa 1876-1884
retailed by Barnard, Bishop & Barnard, Norwich, England
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Provenance

Private Collection, New York

Literature

The Peacock Room, exh. cat., Messrs Obach's Galleries, London, 1904, n.p.
Charlotte Gere, Nineteenth-Century Design:  From Pugin to Mackintosh, London, 1993, p. 160
Linda Merrill, The Peacock Room:  A Cultural Biography, Washington, D.C. and New Haven, 1998, pp. 188, 190, 202-203, 254-255, 305 and 319
Susan Weber Soros and Catherine Arbuthnott, Thomas Jeckyll:  Architect and Designer, 1827-1881, New Haven, 2003, pp. 14, 48, 192, 195-197, 218, 220 and 229-230

Catalogue Note

These andirons are one of only four known pairs to exist in brass of this iconic model designed by the architect Thomas Jeckyll.  A pair executed in iron is in the collection of the Carnegie Museum of Art. Another pair in gilt bronze were designed by Jeckyll for the famous "Peacock Room," the dining room in the London home of Frederick Richards Leyland, a wealthy ship owner from Liverpool, England, who was James McNeill Whistler's leading patron.  The latter are now re-installed in situ at the Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.  

Important 20th Century Design

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New York