• Property from the Collection o auction at Christies

    Sale 7819

    Property from the Collection of HRH The Prince George, Duke of Kent KG, KT, and HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent CI, GCVO and their families

    20 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    A GEORGE I YEW-WOOD TABLE

    CIRCA 1730-40

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE I YEW-WOOD TABLE
    CIRCA 1730-40
    The dished top later inset with a coloured bone panel depicting Nether Lypiatt Manor, on club legs headed with scrolled lappets on pad feet, the surface with traces of what appears to be early 19th Century antiquarian ebonising, the underside with a label inscribed in ink 'Purchased by Mr. London at the sale 1938. Thought to be Nether Lypiatt Manor, Gloucestershire'
    27¼ in. (69 cm.) high; 27½ in. (70 cm.) wide; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) deep


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    Nether Lypiatt in Gloucestershire was probably built circa 1700 - 1705 by an unknown architect for Judge John Coxe (d.1728). Judge Coxe was clerk of the Patent Office and also represented Cirencester and Gloucester in Parliament. The house remaind with his descendants until 1884 (O. Hill and J. Cornforth, English Country Houses, Caroline, 1966, pp. 211-217).

    This table was probably bought in the 1930s by Solomon Joseph Gubbay, a rope and jute merchant, who formed an eclectic collection of furniture, much of which has been sold at Christie's, London. (see lots 83-84, 14 April 1996 and lot 56, 15 April 1999 and lot 5, 27 November 2003).

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    Provenance

    Mr. London, 1938 sale, (according to label).
    Solomon Joseph Gubbay Esq.
    And by descent until sold at Christie's, London, 26 June 1986, lot 88.