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    Sale 5903

    Christie's Interiors

    19 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 87

    A CARVED PINE AND MARBLE MOUNTED CONSOLE TABLE

    LATE 20TH CENTURY

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    A CARVED PINE AND MARBLE MOUNTED CONSOLE TABLE
    LATE 20TH CENTURY
    With Vitruvian scrolling frieze above an eagle and serpent support on plinth base
    35 in. (89 cm.) high; 52½ in. (134 cm.) wide; 22½ in. (57 cm.) deep


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    The original design of the early 18th century eagle-supported pier-table is associated with Lord Burlington's protege, the artist/architect William Kent (d.1748). In 1725, Kent featured Roman eagles in his illustrations for Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's epic The Odyssey, recounting the history of Rome's foundation after the Trojan wars. Kent used scenes from The Odyssey in the ceiling of Roman mosaic to decorate George I's apartment at Kensington Palace.

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