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A pair of Victorian kingwood and gilt-metal-mounted stands, circa 1860.

With square splayed legs and a plinth, bearing porcelain plant or flower bowls with a Sèvres-type pattern.

By happy chance, the restoration of the stands in 1998 resulted in the reuniting of long since separated elements of a whole.

The gilt-metal stems and their porcelain bases had been found in separate pieces in the same storeroom as the stands.

With restoration near completion, the significance of two plant or flower bowls with holes in their bases, which had always been at the back of a cupboard elsewhere, became apparent; the top of the gilt-metal stems perfectly aligning with the holes in the bases of the bowls.


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