circa 1780 (the sconce screen) - circa 1850 (the pole)
Giltwood, glass, brass
147.5 cm (Height)
Place of origin
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Charlecote Park, Warwickshire (Accredited Museum)
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A giltwood and brass pole screen, incorporating an 18th century Venetian etched glass and giltwood wall sconce as a screen, the pole English. The sconce possibly purchased in Milan in 1829, and converted into a pole-screen in England. The finial-topped brass pole fitted with a giltwood sconce, fitted with two pieces of glass etched with sprays of flowers and foliate scrolls. The lower section of the pole carved with acanthus and on three foliate scroll-carved downswept legs terminating in scroll feet.
Presented to the National Trust by Sir Montgomerie Fairfax-Lucy (1896 – 1965), two years after the death of his father, Sir Henry Ramsay-Fairfax, 3rd Bt (1870 – 1944), with Charlecote Park and its chief contents, in 1946.