fine pair of rare early c19th regency period english alabaster obelisks

Fine pair of rare early C19th Regency period English alabaster obelisks .



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Fine pair of rare early C19th Regency period English alabaster obelisks.
Scarce pair of Regency period obelisks made from English alabaster and mounted upon black marble edged bases . The tapering shafts onto square block bases with finely carved and moulded details.
English alabaster quarried in Staffordshire ,Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has been used by craftsmen since the medieval period to produce works of art . This vein of figured creamy alabaster used in these obelisks was almost certainly quarried at Tutbury , Staffordshire . Chatsworth House , Derbyshire, seat of the Devonshires , has carved Tutbury alabaster door-case surrounds on the second floor of the house. Whilst nearby Kedleston Hall has massive fluted Nottinghamshire alabaster classical columns flanking the Adam designed interior and also boasts fine carved Tutbury alabaster door surrounds ( see photographs ) .
In excellent original condition with no damage or repairs .
H 13.5"
W 4"
D 4"
England c.1805
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 .
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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: ML1803


Height = 33 cm (13")
Width = 10 cm (4")
Depth = 10 cm (4")

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