Antique and Vintage Goods That Bespeak Their Time
TWO Thomas Jeckyll Cast Iron Window
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The 21" long box
The 24" long box
TWO Cast Iron Window Boxes, c. 1870s, designed by Thomas Jeckyll
(1827-1881), English architect and designer.
inches long and 24 inches long, both are 6-3/4 inches deep and wide.
Both have remnants of old white paint; both are damaged with serious
but repairable cracks (56 linear inches of cracks on the smaller box,
38 linear inches of cracks on the larger); the larger of the
missing its lifting handles on either end. There does appear
to be a Registration Mark on the back of the front plate of each box,
but the effect of soil bite on the iron has left, I fear, little more
than the oval frame of the mark recognizable, even if well cleaned.
It was Jeckyll's exploration of Japanese aesthetics as expressed in
common domestic metalwork, stoves and stove surrounds, and window boxes
like these (most of which incorporated his signature
motifs, a pair of butterflies, a stylised sunflower, and the circle of
four bees) that essentially fueled the
popularity of the Aesthetic Movement in Great Britain during the
mid-1860s to the mid-70s.
Rusted, damaged, pieces missing, these are but relics... beautiful,
repairable, in the right hands perhaps even restorable
relics... in any event well worth saving.
(Shipping cost not included.)
back, outside view
side right side
Bottom, inside view
Bottom, outside view
Back, outside view, lit from inside
The 24" Box
from the right side from the left side
bottom and back
bottom, inside view
back, lit from inside bottom, lit from
left side right side
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