Offered by: Carlton Hobbs, LLC
PO Box 877 Tuxedo Park, NY 10987 , United States Call Seller 212.423.9000



Price Upon Request
  • Description
    11723 AN INTERESTING PAIR OF CARVED AND POLYCHROME PAINTED STANDS IN THE FORM OF PERFORMING CLOWNS SAUTEURS Continental, Possibly French. Mid- Nineteenth Century. Height: 38 1/2″ (98cm) ; Maximum Diameter at Base: 19″ (49cm).

    Of polychrome painted wood. Each with square top with inverted round corners supported by a figure of an acrobat performing a handstand, raised on a shaped triform base on paw feet. The top plateaus very old replacements.

    Collection of Mr. Wright Saltus Luddington, Santa Barbara, California

    In this unusual pair of stands, each takes the form of a juggling acrobat in colorful costume. In somewhat contorted posture, they balance in a headstand while holding a ball in each of their hands and supporting the upper plateau with their feet. Also known historically as “joculators,” the profession encompassed all manner of performance including minstrelsy, dancing, juggling, tumbling, slight of hand, and mime.

    Full research report available on request.
  • More Information
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 707648
  • Dimensions
    H. 38.5 in; Diam. 19 in;
    H. 97.79 cm; Diam. 48.26 cm;
Message from Seller:

Carlton Hobbs specializes in the acquisition, conservation, and research of 17th, 18th and 19th century British and Continental furniture and works of art, with a focus on pieces of exceptional merit, including specially commissioned items with royal or aristocratic provenance and pieces designed by architects.

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