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Richardson (George). A collection of Ornaments in the Antique Style, 1816

Estimate: £700 - £1,000
ca. US$887 - US$1,268
Price realised:  £880
ca. US$1,116
Lot number 351, Views: 66

Richardson (George). A collection of Ornaments in the Antique Style comprised in XXXVII Plates designed & engraved by G. Richardson Archt. & Son, 1816, decorative aquatint title and 36 sepia aquatint plates of ornament for friezes, pilasters, chimney pieces, staircases, etc., good margins, 19th-century bookplate of William Wilshere pasted to verso of title, original boards, with printed title label to upper cover: 'Richardson's Grecian, Roman and Etruscan Ornaments. 2l. 2s. boards', soiled and some waterstains and wear to edges, spine refurbished, folio (36 x 27 cm) (Qty: 1) Abbey Life 61; Harris 739; not in Berlin Katalog. George Richardson (1736-1817) began his architectural career working for John Adam in Edinburgh. Having accompanied Adam on his Grand Tour from 1760 to 1763 he worked in the Adams Brothers London office, and then set up his own architectural business in 1765, specialising in the decoration of apartments in the neo-classical style. The best examples of his work are the interiors at Kedleston Hall in Derbyshire.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: The Library & Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey
Date of the auction: 26 Jun 2019
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
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