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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    A DUTCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

    19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE 17TH CENTURY MODEL

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    A DUTCH GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
    19TH CENTURY, AFTER THE 17TH CENTURY MODEL
    The shaped red and grey mottled marble top with moulded edge above a similarly-shaped strapwork and lambrequin-carved frieze with pierced scrolling foliate apron centred by a rosette-filled cartouche on a trellis ground flanked by pierced foliage and shells, the sides similarly decorated with shell-carved cartouches, on herm supports carved with strapwork and bearded masks with plumed helmets, with scroll terminals, joined by shaped stretchers carved with trailing husks and centred by a lambrequined platform, on husk-carved turned feet, minor losses to carving
    33¼ in. (84 cm.) high; 55 in. (140 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    This imposing console table in the Dutch William and Mary style of around 1700 was almost certainly made in the 19th century as a pair to an original console. Inspired by French prototypes introduced to the Netherlands by the celebrated architect and designer Daniel Marot (1661-1752), such tables furnished the most important palaces. Examples can be found in the collection of H.M. Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands at Palace Huis ten Bosch near The Hague as well as in the gallery of Het Loo Palace near Apeldoorn; while a pair was sold at Christie's, London, 12 June 2003, lot 1110 (£46,812), and a further table is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

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