Origin: English Period: Late Victorian Provenance: From the Collection of Sir Jeremy Lever. Date: c.1880-1900 Height: 42.25” Diameter at Top: 11” or 9.5” for Display Items
The decorative ebonised beech pedestal having baluster shaped lower and top sections to a fluted central column to a circular piecrust top and raised with four concealed bun feet, the whole showing an attractive aged finish and patina, worn commensurate with use, survives from the last quarter of nineteenth century England.
The pedestal is in pretty good overall order, with the ebonised finish pleasingly worn in the right areas, particularly to the base and top as one would expect. The pie crust top is a little misshapen. The feet are original and as such the piece stands true. There are a few small nibbled losses and there is a crack running down about a third of the way down one side but it hardly detracts and doesn’t affect the stability of the piece.
Sir Jeremy Lever is a well known QC and Oxford fellow and is one of the leading and most respected EU and Competion lawyers at the Bar and this piece has come from his home after downsizing.
As far as pedestals go this is a particularly attractive example and would go a long way to show off that piece of sculpture you were always meaning to display properly.