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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY KETTLE-STAND

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY KETTLE-STAND
    CIRCA 1750
    With a circular moulded top, baluster shaft and arched cabriole tripod base with pointed pad feet, repair to the top of the shaft
    22¼ in. (57 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) diameter


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    The celebrated collection of English furniture formed by Eric Moller in the 1940s and 1950s was one of several formed under the expert, almost mythical, guidance of the furniture historian R. W. Symonds. Moller's collection formed the basis of Symonds' Furniture Making in 17th and 18th Century England of 1955; if, as it appears, this tripod is indeed that illustrated then it too hails from the Moller Collection.

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    Provenance

    Almost certainly Ralph Moller.
    Acquired from Hotspur, 4 August 1981.


    Literature

    Almost certainly the same kettle stand illustrated in R.W. Symonds, Furniture-making in 17th and 18th Century England, London, 1955, p. 134, fig. 189.