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A Large Bust of a Roman Gentleman 19th century or earlier

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A Large Bust of a Roman Gentleman 19th century or earlier
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Description
A Large Bust of a Roman Gentleman 19th century or earlier

The head, neck, and socle carved white marble, the bust a concrete and stone composite.



(H: 36 in.)

Provenance

The Charles J. McManus Jr. Collection.
Thence by descent.

Charles J. McManus Jr. (1922—2011) was noted interior designer and a passionate collector of antiques with a particular interest in the unusual and unexpected. As an interior designer, McManus worked on several important commissions in his birthplace of Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Club and the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. He acquired pieces for his own collection during his extensive travels throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean, where he owned a former sugar plantation in Antigua. His style of entertainment was widely admired as he hosted elaborate parties in his home, the former French Consulate in Philadelphia. The New York Times Magazine detailed one such cocktail party, and McManus described his goal for his collection as: “creating a mood, a feeling of warmth and otherworldliness,” for others to enjoy.

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A Large Bust of a Roman Gentleman 19th century or earlier

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000
Jul 14, 2022
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Starting Price $1,500
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0010: A Large Bust of a Roman Gentleman 19th century or earlier

Sold for $16,000
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Est. $3,000 - $5,000Starting Price $1,500
The Gilded Age
Jul 14, 2022 10:00 AM EDT
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Lot 0010 Details

Description
...
A Large Bust of a Roman Gentleman 19th century or earlier

The head, neck, and socle carved white marble, the bust a concrete and stone composite.



(H: 36 in.)

Provenance

The Charles J. McManus Jr. Collection.
Thence by descent.

Charles J. McManus Jr. (1922—2011) was noted interior designer and a passionate collector of antiques with a particular interest in the unusual and unexpected. As an interior designer, McManus worked on several important commissions in his birthplace of Philadelphia, including the Philadelphia Club and the Racquet Club of Philadelphia. He acquired pieces for his own collection during his extensive travels throughout the Mediterranean and Caribbean, where he owned a former sugar plantation in Antigua. His style of entertainment was widely admired as he hosted elaborate parties in his home, the former French Consulate in Philadelphia. The New York Times Magazine detailed one such cocktail party, and McManus described his goal for his collection as: “creating a mood, a feeling of warmth and otherworldliness,” for others to enjoy.

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