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    Sale 2154

    Important English Furniture, Clocks and Ceramics

    7 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1

    A GEORGE I GILT-GESSO SIDE TABLE

    CIRCA 1720

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE I GILT-GESSO SIDE TABLE
    CIRCA 1720
    The rectangular top with foliate relief and egg-and-dart edge, above a frieze and legs decorated with a trellis pattern on three sides, centered by a shell, with scroll bracket supports
    29 in. (74 cm.) high, 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) wide, 19¼ in. (49 cm.) deep


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    The table once belonged to Dorothy Hart, the widow of financier Geoffrey Hart, whose collection at Villa Millbrook was assembled under the advise of R. W. Symonds and profiled in a two-part article by C. Musgrave,'At the Villa Millbrook', The Connoisseur, June and July 1965.

    Provenance

    Mrs. D. Hart and Boleyn Investments Ltd., removed from Villa Millbrook, St. Lawrence, Jersey; Christie's, London, 30 October 1969, lot 97 (£840 to Jeremy).
    with Jeremy Ltd., London, circa 1969.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF THE FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO,
    SOLD TO BENEFIT THE ACQUISITION FUND
    (LOTS 1-6)