c19th castiron 'countryhouse' bootscraper of rare form

C19th cast-iron 'Country-house' boot- scraper of rare form .



Item Ref

ML 1704


C19th cast-iron 'Country-house' boot-scraper of unusual form .
Good large-scale boot-scraper decorated on the ends with lions ,after the models sculpted by Antonio Canova in 1792 for the tomb of Pope Clement XIII , in St.Peter's Basilica, Rome .
Often portrayed as souvenirs from the 'Grand Tour' , the 2 prone lions adorn many grand houses and museums in different decorative forms .
Removed from a Country-house property in Wiltshire . Has 3 slatted bars upon which to scrape the soles , and an open section into which to place the boot heel. Raised on an architectural stepped-plinth rectangular base
A smart and practical boot-scraper of rare design.
Old paint finish .
H 6"
W 18"
D 12"
England c.1830
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
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Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 1704


Height = 15 cm (6")
Width = 48 cm (19")
Depth = 30 cm (12")

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