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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    A CHARLES X ORMOLU CENTRE TABLE

    CIRCA 1820-30

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    A CHARLES X ORMOLU CENTRE TABLE
    CIRCA 1820-30
    The rectangular mirrored top with pierced palmette gallery, above a double frieze of scrolling vine leaves, on X-shaped acanthus leaf supports headed by winged swan's heads and joined by an acanthus-wrapped stretcher, the floriform feet raised on castors
    27 ½ in. (70 cm.) high; 13 ¼ in. (33.5 cm.) deep; 23 ¾ in. (60 cm.) deep


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    This side table is identical to one sold from the collection of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 14-17 March 2011, lot 92 (18,750 Euros).

    Provenance

    By repute, Mariá Isabel, Dowager Queen of the Two Sicilies (d. 1848), and thence by descent in the del Balzo family.