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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 50

    A CHARLES II OAK GATELEG TABLE

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A CHARLES II OAK GATELEG TABLE
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Of small size, with oval top and baluster end supports joined by a platform base with undulating sides, the gates with wavy uprights, struck 'IP' to end frieze
    24½ in. (62 cm.) high; 36½ in. (93 cm.) extended; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep


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    Mr and Mrs Melvyn Rollason were passionate collectors of English oak and walnut furniture and early English clocks.
    In 1939, they moved to Ludstone Hall in South-East Shropshire, a moated Jacobean manor house for which their collection was especially well suited. Arthur Oswald described the glories of Ludstone in three Country Life articles during January 1952, in the third of which he wrote 'Mr Rollason's collection of furniture has been acquired with the ruling idea of buying what would look best in the house.'.

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    Provenance

    The late Mr and Mrs Melvyn Rollason, Ludstone Hall, Claverley, Shropshire; Christie's, South Kensington, 2 July 1997, lot 463.