|Timothy Richards Home||Wallace Collection, 1872|
Split Pair Bookends
Signed and Dated
About Timothy Richards
How to Buy
This building in Manchester Square, London houses one of the great private collections of the world built up over the 19th century by two generations of the Wallace family. Amongst the work is a large amount of French furniture, medieval armour, German carvings and many paintings including "The Laughing Cavalier". The urns of the bookend are cast in lead, while silk with gold organza forms a screen between the door and the back drapes. This is a beautiful bookend especially when the model is lit up from behind.