07-09-2011 07-09-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2554B Boston
July 9, 2011 10:00AMCalender
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Pair of Empire Egyptian-style Parcel-gilt and Ebonized Pier Mirrors

$2,573$2,100
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2554B Location: Boston Date / Time: July 09, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Empire Egyptian-style Parcel-gilt and Ebonized Pier Mirrors, 19th century, each with a sphinx seated atop a plinth base, and flanked by two obelisks, over a striped awning with fluted columns emerging on either side, on breakfronted base, ht. 64 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Both sphinxes with repaired necks; all obelisks probably replaced; shrinkage cracks to tympanums and scattered chips and losses to uprights.