A George IV sterling silver inkstand probably by Michael Barnett, London,  1826
Lot 1055
A George IV sterling silver inkstand probably by Michael Barnett, London, 1826
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Property of various owners
A George IV sterling silver inkstand
probably by Michael Barnett, London, 1826
Rounded rectangular, with a cushion-molded acanthus-tip band above a floral gadrooned frieze, with central drawer, engraved with the arms of the Earl of Wyndham, raised on feet, surmounted by similarly decorated fitted pots and chamber stick, weight approximately 99 oz troy.
overall height 7 1/2in (19cm); length 13 1/2in (34cm)

Footnotes

  • This inkstand belonged to George O'Brien Wyndham, third Earl of Egremont (1751 – 1837). An enthusiastic patron of the arts, he filled his stately manor, Petworth House, West Sussex, with refined decorative and fine art including paintings by John Constable, Anthony van Dyck and J.M.W. Turner; sculpture by John Flaxman and furniture and carvings by Grinling Gibbons. Petworth House and Park now belongs to the National Trust and is enjoyed by thousands of visitors annually.
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