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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY PEDESTAL

    CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY PEDESTAL
    CIRCA 1750
    The rectangular later top with slot for pendulum, above a frieze carved with Vitruvian scrolls and a shaped rectangular central panel with cut-corners and floral rosettes, above a tapering panelled body, on a waisted socle and a moulded stepped plinth
    58 in. (147.5 cm.) high; 13¾ in. (35 cm.) wide; 10 in. (26 cm.) deep


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    The handsome taper-hermed pedestal for bust, vase or candelabra is designed in the George II French antique or 'Modern' manner, with its frieze fretted with confronted Vitruvian wave-scrolled ribbons; while its mahogany tablets are ranged with horizontal and vertical striations, whose reed frames have flowered and hollowed corners as popularised by Thomas Chippendale's, Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 3rd ed., 1762. Related patterns for 'Terms for Bustos etc.' featured in Chippendale's 1762 edition (pl. 147); as well as in Messrs Ince and Mayhew's contribution to the Society of Upholsterer's, Genteel Household Furniture in Genteel Taste for the Year 1760 (pl. 86), and in their own Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762 (pl. 8).

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    Provenance

    With Jeremy Ltd., London, purchased by David Berg, Esq., 19 April 1967 (£535) with the clock, the preceding lot.
    The late David Berg, Esq., Christie's New York, 21 October 1999, lot 73.