A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
 A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
 A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
 A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
 A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
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Property from a Distinguished California Collection

A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Property from a Distinguished California Collection

A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:6,250USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Distinguished California Collection

A PAIR OF REGENCY SIMULATED MARBLE TORCHERES ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES NEWTON, EARLY 19TH CENTURY


with grey marble tops

height 38 ¼in.; diameter 20 ½in.

97 cm; 52 cm

Condition Report

With assorted losses and chips to painted decoration and minor age cracks consistent with age. Decoration refreshed in places with later varnish, slightly yellowing in places. Both marble tops with restored breaks. Handsome and unusual design and very sturdy, ready to use.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Phillips of Hitchen, Ltd., Hertfordshire

Acquired from the above by Sir Sydney Barratt (d. 1975) for Crowe Hall, Bath on 16 January 1963

The Barratt Collection from Crowe Hall, Bath, sold Christie's London, 16 December 2010, lot 124

Catalogue Note

James Newton (1760-1829) trained under Lawrence Fell and William Turton and became a master cabinetmaker in 1781, based in Wardour Street, Soho, London. He successfully transitioned from the Sheraton style of the late 18th century to the more Empire taste of the Regency Period, strongly influence by the designs of Thomas Hope. One distinguishing characteristic that appears in his work is colourful surfaces painted to simulate marble or porphyry, seen for example on an occasional table acquired by the 1st Earl Brownlow at Belton House, Lincolnshire; a pair of console tables at Castle Howard, Yorkshire, and a simulated marble and porphyry base supplied to Matthew Boulton for his Sidereal Clock at Soho House, Birmingham (see G. Ellwood, ‘James Newton’, Furniture History XXXI, 1995, p.129-205, figs.49, 62-63).

Crowe Hall, one of the finest houses on the Seven Hills surrounding Bath, was originally built in 1760 for Brigadier Crowe. In the 19th century it was owned by the Tugwell family, who laid out the property's historic gardens. From 1960-2010 it was inhabited by Sir Sydney Barratt (1898-1975), a distinguished chemist, professor and industrialist who served as an advisor to Winston Churchill during the Second World War.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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