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Wall sconce: M.32A-1961

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One of two gilt pinewood wall sconces with a single light, carved and decorated with a pastoral scene. Of regular cartouche shape with feather cresting, and acanthus foliage with diaper decoration. With an old man in a fur hat by a bonfire, a peasant cutting wood and two boys sliding down a slope on a sled.
Related object: M.32B-1961.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Louis C. G. Clarke, 1960.

Measurements and weight

Depth: 28.2 cm
Height: 63.0 cm
Width: 46.0 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1960) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray


Early 18th Century
Circa 1715 - Circa 1723


Originally part of a larger group representing the months or seasons?

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.32A-1961
Primary reference Number: 77270
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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