art deco friezes

The Larger friezes are after genuine Art Deco from 1929/30 originally cast in bronze, gilt alloy and formed of plaster and part of the fabric of Derry and Toms in Kensington high street. You can see the authentication down below where originals were sold for between £5k & £6k at auction. This building was once used by Biba the fashion label. There are  also some of Bacchante or followers of the God Bacchus. They are all cast in our reconstututed stone. You will see some of the friezes have been given a Bronze affect finish. They are not bronze. The peacocks are in the process of being re moulded and given the same bronze look. All 3 were from the same building. The peacocks can be seen in some books about Biba. The prices for these are here http://www.templestone.co.uk/alfresco-stone-price-list.php

 

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WALTER GILBERT; United Kingdom

FRIEZE PANEL

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Price Realized (Set Currency)

  • £5,975
  • ($9,936)
  • Price includes buyer's premium
Estimate
    £4,000 - £5,000
  • ($6,652 - $8,315)

Sale Information

Sale 6813
DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS INCL.IMPORTANT 20TH CENTURY DESIGN
8 October 2003
London, King Street

Lot Description

WALTER GILBERT; United Kingdom
FRIEZE PANEL
designed 1933, manufactured by the Bromsgrove Guild, for use above the elevator doors in the Derry & Toms department store, London, cast zinc alloy with bronzed finish
17¼in. (44cm.) height; 76½in. (194cm.) width

A bronze screen

DESIGNED BY WALTER GILBERT, CIRCA 1933, FOR THE DERRY AND TOMS BUILDING, 1929-31

Lot 201 / Sale 6379

Price Realized £5,288
($7,477)
Price includes buyer's premium

Estimate
    £5,000 - £7,000
  • ($7,070 - $9,898)

 

Sale Information Sale 6379
IMPORTANT 20TH CENTURY DECORATIVE ARTS
9 November 2000
London, King Street

Lot Description A bronze screen
Designed by Walter Gilbert, circa 1933, for the Derry and Toms Building, 1929-31
Rectangular form, stylized jungle scene
18¾in. (47.7cm.) high; 72in. (183cm.) wide
Signed in the maquette GILBERT W S (lower right)

Lot Condition Report Overall condition is good.
There is minor surface wear and scratches to the panel consistent with age and handling. There is wear to the screw holes consistent with previous mounting. There are small losses to the patination in places consistent with age.
The overall appearance of the panel is very good.

Special Notice No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Provenance Derry and Toms Building, London.

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d. (right). Lifts in 1933. Walter Gilbert, craftsman for reliefs


Plate 37d: Derry and Toms' store
Lifts in 1933. Walter Gilbert, craftsman for reliefs

From: 'Plate 37: Derry and Toms' store', Survey of London: volume 42: Kensington Square to Earl's Court (1986), pp. 37. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50376 Date accessed: 09 November 2011.