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Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C

Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
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  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
  • Antique Alabaster Sculpture Wistfulness Young Lady on Bench on Pedestal 19th C | Ref. no. 09794a | Regent Antiques
Ref: 09794a
Price: £3,650.00
This is a splendid antique Italian Florentine alabaster sculpture of a young sweetheart seated on a bench entitled,...

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This is a splendid antique Italian Florentine alabaster sculpture of a young sweetheart seated on a bench entitled, 'Wistfulness', Circa 1880 in date, and raised on a superb antique mahogany pedestal, circa 1835 in date.

This wonderful antique sculpture is made from stunning white and red alabaster and grey white marble.  It depicts a charming young lady sitting on a bench, resting her head in one hand with the other hand on the seat.

Her curly hair is gently worn tied back from the face and she wears a classic costume with her bare feet in sight. She is in a contemplative state, thinking carefully about something. 

The bench supports feature wonderful caryatids terminating in attractive paw feet.

It is beautifully displayed on a superb antique William IV freestanding mahogany pedestal. The pedestal is of square form with canted corners, with a plinth top over a useful short drawer and cupboard with adjustable shelves, standing on a plinth base. The drawer is stamped with the name of the renowned maker, 

JOHNSTONE JUPE & CO NEW BOND STREET LONDON 13669,


and dates from circa 1835.

 

 

Condition:

In really excellent condition, with no chips or marks, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 47 x Width 32 x Depth 27 - Sculpture

Height 106 x Width 47 x Depth 47 - Pedestal

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 11 inches - Sculpture

Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Pedestal

Our reference: 09794a

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Johnstone, Jupe & Co.

of New Bond Street made furniture from 1835 -1840 then subsequently became Johnstone & Jeans after 1842. The Company were best known for the design and manufacture of metamorphic furniture most notably the ‘Jupe Dining Table’.

 

Alabaster - is a name applied to varieties of two distinct minerals, when used as a material: gypsum and calcite also known as onyx-marble, Egyptian alabaster or Oriental alabaster.

In general, but not always, ancient Alabaster in Egypt and the Near & Middle East is calcite. Alabaster in medieval Europe is gypsum. Modern Alabaster is probably calcite, but may be either. Both are easy to 'work' and as both are slightly water soluble, have been used for making a variety of indoor artworks and carvings, as they will not survive long outdoors.

The finer kinds of alabaster are employed largely as an ornamental stone, especially for ecclesiastical decoration and for the rails of staircases and halls. Alabaster is also used widely by the sculptors.

In Europe, the centre of the alabaster trade is Florence, Italy.


The Continental School, 19th Century, comprised a group of artists active in this region in the period. 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 47 x Width 32 x Depth 27 - Sculpture

Height 106 x Width 47 x Depth 47 - Pedestal

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 1 inch x Depth 11 inches - Sculpture

Height 3 feet, 6 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches x Depth 1 foot, 6 inches - Pedestal

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