OFFERED BY
34 Moreton street London SW1V 2PD England 44.755.129.7389
Email Dealer
$ 9,750

Antique Architectural Dog Bed or Dog House

Customization Options Can be re-decorated to buyer's requirements.
Origin England
Period 1900-1919
Materials Painted wood
Dimensions
W. 42 in; H. 43.5 in; D. 26 in;
W. 106.68 cm; H. 110.49 cm; D. 66.04 cm;
Condition Excellent. Excellent. Fine restored condition, new upholstery
Creation Date circa 1900
Description A very unusual, large and fine architectural dog kennel, modelled as a neoclassical temple,

Possibly English, circa late 19th - early 20th century.

Of architectural form, with pineapple finials and lion mask mounted pediment, above the festive swagged husks and paterae relief plasterwork frieze and plain dentil cornice, the opening flanked by corinthian pillars and festive urns with floral garlands; with beige satin finely upholstered interior; the whole raised on plinth mounted with plaster masks of Pan.

Dog kennels or Chenils became popular among aristocratic pet owners in 18th century Europe. Considered a part of domestic furnishings, dog kennels were typically comprised of a small case or basket open on one or two sides to allow the dog to enter. More elaborate models resembled diminutive canopied beds or tabouret-shaped chairs with a recessed niche below. Marie Antoinette's neoclassical niche de chien by Claude Sené is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Marie-Antoinette, like Madame de Pompadour before her, was a lover of canines. Her pets seemed to return the affection: tradition has it that her beloved dog Coco followed her mistress to her imprisonment at the Temple during the French Revolution.

The well-balanced appearance of the present dog kennel leaves no doubt that it was designed by an architect, confidently using neoclassical decorative vocabulary, and likely had been made to match architectural features of the space for which it was intended, possibly an earlier interior in the style of Robert Adam.
Styles / Movements Classical, Neoclassical, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 299192
Sign In To View Price close

You must Sign In to your account to view the price. If you don’t have an account, please Create an Account below.

Loading...
Loading... Loading...
  • This website uses cookies to track how visitors use our website to provide a better user experience. By continuing to browse this website, you are agreeing to our cookie policy
    Ok
Join InCollect close

Join to view prices, save favorites, share collections and connect with others.

Forgot Password?
  • Be the first to see new listings and weekly events
    Invalid Email. Please try again.
    Enter