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Pair of vase stands

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Each dished circular top with a gadrooned edge over an icicle-carved apron on boldly carved acanthus-wrapped downswept legs with overscrolled feet on rockwork plinths, one section of icicles on each replaced, the rockwork feet possibly later.


1950/1951, Arthur S. Vernay, Inc., New York. Halsted Billings Vander Poel (b. 1911 - d. 2003), Washington DC; April 8, 2004, Vander Poel estate sale, Christie's, New York, lot 162. By 2009, Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2010, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 26, 2011)

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Gift of Horace Wood Brock

English (London), about 1755


H: 18 in.; Diameter of top 10 5/8 in.

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Medium or Technique

Spanish mahogany, marble tops (later)