Tuesday, March 29, 2011

From the aution houses - Victorian diormas


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 Victorian apprentice model of a spiral staircase under glass dome, with a bisque figure hung from the top step on a swinging chair, raised on a parquetry inlaid hexagonal plinth, 21".   From the site of Paul Beighton Auctionners.












HIGH VICTORIAN ENGLISH GOTHIC DIORAMA ATTRIBUTED TO CHARLES GRANT. Circa 1890, Mansion of Lord Cavendish, exhibited at the Columbia Exposition, 1893.  From the site of Live Auctioneers.



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A VICTORIAN DIORAMA OF A GOTHIC CHURCH
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
In card and mixed media in a painted papier-maché frame
17 x 24¾ in. (43 x 63 cm.) overall
From Chistie's.



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