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B4435 Rare Assyrian Revival Painted and Oak Bedroom Suite
carved and painted with Assyrian style decoration and comprising a pair of single beds, a chest-of-drawers (92cm high, 111cm wide), a wardrobe (122cm wide), a side-cabinet (94cm wide), a chair, a stool, a dressing-table mirror, and an associated(?) bedside table. The bed headboards and chair and stool seats in cow-hide and four items with ivorine labels for "Hall & Dixon of Garrick Street & Wigmore Street". The Apkallu figures on the wardrobe and side-cabinet are inspired by a panel in the British Museum excavated at Nimrud in Upper Mesopotamia in the mid 19th century. The basic inspiration for the legs and feet seems to come from the so-called Banquet Scene panel in the British Museum, excavated at the North Palace in Nineveh in the mid 19th century. The inspiration for the stretcher of the chair and stool appears to come from an Etruscan sepulchral monument in the British Museum. There was a huge resurgence of interest in Mesopotamian archaeology when the British Museum re-opened excavations at Ur in 1918. See more images under Chests-of-Drawers, Cupboards and Wardrobes, Chairs
Circa: 1920s
Price: £ 22,000
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