Pedestal stand by George Bullock

A pedestal stand commissioned by Sir Walter Scott to support a silver urn given him by Lord Byron.

Details

Medium:
Yew-wood & ebony, marble topped Dimensions: 92 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,625 ( Total: £6,500)
Acquired in:
1981
Vendor:
H Blairman & Sons Ltd

It contained bones found in sepulchres along the walls of Athens. Scott described it as 'the very handsome stand for Lord Byron's vase which our friend George Bullock has equipped me'.

Provenance

Made for Sir Walter Scott; at Abbotsford House.

Venue details

Abbotsford, The Home of Sir Walter Scott Abbotsford House, MELROSE Borders TD6 9BQ 01896 752043 www.scottsabbotsford.com

Entry details

£4.50 with National Art Pass (standard entry £8.95)

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