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.
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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