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    Sale 2042

    Important English Furniture

    17 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    A GEORGE I GILT-GESSO PIER TABLE

    CIRCA 1715

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE I GILT-GESSO PIER TABLE
    CIRCA 1715
    White painted inventory '1395' to the back rail, minor restorations to the gilding and gesso
    28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high, 35½ in. (90 cm.) wide, 21¾ in. (55.5 cm.) deep


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    The George I pier-table top is mosaiced in bas-relief with an acanthus-flowered compartment wreathed by foliated ribbon-scrolls in the Louis Quatorze Roman manner popularised by the engraved Oeuvres (1712) of William III's Paris-trained architect Daniel Marot (d. 1752).

    A similar top, with sunflowered center, featured on a table that was formerly in the collection of Colonel Norman Colville (offered Christie's, London, 14 June 2001, lot 68). Its shell-enriched frame, largely corresponds to that of a table formerly in the collection of Blanche Ewing (sold Christie's, London, 7 July 2000, lot 107). It also relates to that of a George I table commissioned for Erddig, Wrexham, Wales (R. Edwards and M. Jourdain, Georgian Cabinet-Makers, London, 1955, fig. 31).

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED'S ESTATE
    (LOTS 8-11)