Full Details for Lot 1120
Sale DEC08A Lot 1120
Hexagonal carved stone well-head, carved in relief with alternating shields, of lion rampant and three lions passant, all topped with a crown, 34" diameter, 36" high, with later added cast iron frame, (total height, 91"). Reputedly made up from architectural stonework from the Palace of Westminster. This would originally have formed part of the Gothic Revival work of Wyatt on the Houses of Parliament around 1805 and was probably removed following the disastrous fire of 1834 and the subsequent rebuilding by Sir Charles Barry. It is known that prominent political figures of the day including Sir Robert Peel were given statues and architectural fixtures.
Provenance: removed from a private residence in Guildford, Surrey. The family remember this as having been in situ for very many years.
Estimate £ 3,000-5,000
Sold for £5500
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