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Cokers Hill
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England

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Attributed to John Webb (1611-1672) - 17th Century English Antique Carved Walnut Newel Post Finial in the Form of a Flower Basket

  • Reference : 3024
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Approx 14" high
  • Price : £1200

Information

There are newel post finials and then there are newel post finials!

Sourced from a private collection on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, this finely carved newel post finial was once situated on the staircase of a great English Country House in the classical style now long since lost.

Reputedly by John Webb, the architect who was assistant to Inigo Jones from 1628 (Jones was famed for bringing the Palladian style to England from Italy); Webb and Jones were responsible jointly for the design of Wilton House, Wiltshire along with many other projects.

Webb acted as a spy for Charles I as well as designing the first classical portico for The Vyne, Hampshire in 1654.

Upon Jones' death in 1652, he inherited a substantial fortune as well as a library of drawings and designs, many of which dated back to Jones' influential travels to Italy.

Other designs by Webb include Greenwich Palace (commissioned by Charles II in the 1660's); Kingston Lacy, a stately home situated in Dorset along with the designed rebuild of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire.

Although unrelated, similar newel post finials can be seen on the great staircase of Ham House, Surrey, constructed by the carpenter Thomas Carter in 1638-39.

The stunning carving features fruit above a classical urn supported on a raised circular foot attached to a square plinth base.

Condition - as per images.

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