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Pair of Victorian Cabinets with Taxidermy Quetzal by Henry Ward

$71,215.56per set

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A pair of extremely rare Victorian display cabinets with taxidermy resplendent quetzal (PHAROMACHRUS MOCINNO), cotinga and hummingbirds, attributed to Henry Ward (1812-1878) England, early 19th century One with a central branch sprouting from rockwork base, with two naturalistically mounted male Resplendent Quetzal, vibrantly colored, one resting, one showing its elaborate plumage, as well as a taxidermy Andean Cock-of-the-rock (Rupicola peruvianus), and approximately 25 hummingbirds, amongst others possibly the Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus) and several blue and purple crested hummingbird. The other with a central branch sprouting from rockwork base, with two naturalistically mounted male Resplendent Quetzal, vibrantly colored, one resting, one showing its elaborate plumage and one Crested Quetzal (Pharomachrus Antisianus), as well as a Blue Cotinga (Cotinga nattererii) and approximately 23 hummingbirds, amongst others possibly the Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus) and several blue and purple crested hummingbirds. Both plain wood cases glazed, with decorative bamboo covering. Measures: H. 83 x W. 61 x D. 18 cm (each) Provenance: Noble collection, United Kingdom Note: This pair of cabinets belong to the most important pieces made by Henry Ward, of which another, i.e. a fire-screen, is in our collection. The colours of the birds are still in excellent condition, which adds to the extreme rarity of this pair. Zebregs & Röell highly values the natural world, and therefore only trades in antique specimens or animals that died of natural cause. We hope that these might spark a bit of love for the natural world. We value the pieces that are already there, hunted and made in a time the human race thought mother nature was inexhaustible, we are against hunting for pleasure or for new taxidermy. Please note that all our pieces come with a 'pre-1947 statement' - although purchase is at your own risk, we are glad to be of service with obtaining CITES documents, although purchasing is at your own responsibility.

Details

  • Creator
    Henry Ward (Artist)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32.68 in. (83 cm)Width: 24.02 in. (61 cm)Depth: 7.09 in. (18 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    High Victorian (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1820-1840
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Amsterdam, NL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU5458220859212

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    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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