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Lot 93: Roman Decorated Furniture Fitting
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1st century BC-1st century AD. A C-section bronze furniture fitting or facing plate with two broad flat faces and a narrow spine; one broad face with stepped border and inlaid copper and silver laurel motif; the spine with similar inlaid detail to the tapering lower panel, curved profile panel above with vertical bands of sinuous curves, some silver inlay, ledge with void to the rear and flat face above. The decoration of the piece recalls that of a pair of late Hellenistic or early Imperial furniture fittings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, under accession number 17.230.31a, b. 705 grams, 35cm (13 3/4"). Property of a German gentleman; acquired 1980-1990.
Condition Report: Fine condition, repaired.