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A pair of George III giltwood Lily wall-brackets

These wall brackets were likely designed to hold candles or other decorative items and were made during the late 18th century in the neoclassical style that was popular during the reign of George III. The carved and giltwood construction was a hallmark of the period, and the elaborate decoration featuring lilies and leaves is a testament to the skill and craftsmanship of the maker.

The use of lilies in the design is significant, as they have been a popular motif in classical iconography for centuries. In Christian art, the lily is often associated with the Virgin Mary, symbolising her purity and innocence. In ancient Greek mythology, the lily was associated with the goddess Hera, who was often depicted holding a lily as a symbol of her divine power.

In the language of flowers, the lily is also associated with a range of meanings, including purity, innocence, and renewal. In the context of these wall brackets, the use of lilies likely served to enhance their decorative appeal and imbue them with a sense of elegance and refinement.

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A pair of George III giltwood Lily wall-brackets

Stock Number: 20235

A magnificent pair of late 18th century George III giltwood wall brackets fashioned as bunches of lilies suspended below festoons of 7 leaves with rippled edges and neoclassical moulded tops.
  • Height: 62 cm (24.5 inches)
  • Width: 47 cm (18.5 inches)
  • Depth: 30 cm (11.8 inches)

£25,000

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  • Height: 62 cm (24.5 inches)
  • Width: 47 cm (18.5 inches)
  • Depth: 30 cm (11.8 inches)

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