• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 101

    A DUTCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TEA TABLE

    CIRCA 1760, IN THE MANNER OF MATTHIJS HORRIX

    Price Realised  

    A DUTCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY TEA TABLE
    CIRCA 1760, IN THE MANNER OF MATTHIJS HORRIX
    The eared moulded rectangular tray-shaped top, above a frieze drawer, on cabriole legs terminating in foliate-cast sabots
    75 cm high x 96 cm. wide x 61 cm. deep


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    This finely made tea-table with its delicate beading is strongly related to a mhogany commode attributed to Horrix, sold in these rooms on 3 April 2007, lot 181. This commode is decorated with raised scrolling beading in the same striking way as is the case on the present table. The commode could be attributed to the the Hague cabinet maker Matthijs Horrix (1735-1809). Horrix was probably the most succesfull cabinetmaker in the Netherlands in the second half of the 18th century. He specialised in Dutch furniture made in the French Louis XV and Louis XVI style. Horrix' furniture is always made to a high standard as can be seen on the present tea-table with its solid mahogany top, drawer front and legs.

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