Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


Figure of Mark Tapley from novel ‘The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit’

$ 17,900
  • Description
    A Victorian carved walnut figure of Mark Tapley from the novel ‘The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit’ by Charles Dickens’, wearing a soft top hat, a tailcoat and a buttoned waistcoat, striking a nonchalant pose with one hand on his hip, propping himself up on his tasselled cane, all raised on an octagonal plinth. English, circa 1890.

    Footnote: Martin Chuzzlewit was serialised between 1842 and 1844. Several characters in this novel gained fame, including Pecksniff and Mrs Gamp. A third, the eternally cheerful Martin Tapley was an employee of the Blue Dragon Inn and suitor of the landlady Mrs Lupin. He eventually joined young Martin Chuzzlewit on his trip to the United States.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Walnut
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: Circa 1890
    Styles / Movements: Traditional, Victorian
    Incollect Reference #: 557860
  • Dimensions
    H. 43.5 in;
    H. 110.49 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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