A gilt-metal lectern, 1920s

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Lot 226
A gilt-metal lectern, 1920s

Sold for £ 768 (US$ 960) inc. premium

Art and Antiques

10 May 2010, 11:00 BST

Chester

A gilt-metal lectern, 1920s
Set on a circular brass base on three pad feet, with a multi-knopped pedestal, with a brass domed top with inscription "To the glory of God and in ever loving memory of the self-sacrificing life of Arthur Cross, Priest of Tallarn Green. This lectern is dedicated by his parishioners and friends, February 1925", and with a gilt-metal eagle perched on the dome, modelled looking to the right and with wings spread, with a shelf attached to the back of wings, decorated with pierced geometric shapes, 156cms tall.

Saleroom notices

  • This lot was formerly part of the furnishings of St Mary Magdalene Church, Tallarn Green, where the poet R. S. Thomas was curate between 1942 and 1945. Thomas, born in 1913, was a fierce advocate of Welsh nationalism and almost all of his work - in both poetry and prose - concerned the Welsh landscape and the Welsh people. In 1996 he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature. After his death in the year 2000, at the age of 87, an event celebrating his life and poetry was held in Westminster Abbey.
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