Pair of carved wood Sphinxes -19th C. 'Egyptian' period

An interesting and decorative pair of Sphinxes carved in limewood-( Pharaoh & Queen) with traces of old paint, dating from the "Egyptian Revival' period of the 1830's. Originally polychrome painted with egg tempera and ' intelaggio' (traces of which still showing) as ornamental decorations in a house, they have later date been used as garden ornaments, hence the present worn condition with only traces left of the polychrome and various cracks holes and breaks to the wood. Nevertheless an interesting item that lends a feeling of faded grandeur to a room setting. . Each figure measuring 28 inches long x 21 high . Made in England.

Price is for the pair.

Item ID: 1390

$4,800 USD ea.

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