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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 34

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE

    CIRCA 1750

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    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE
    CIRCA 1750
    The circular tray-top with a pierced fretwork gallery flowered with gothic quatrefoils above a birdcage, on a spreading pedestal base, wreathed by a bubbled and flowered ribbon guilloche, and supported on a tripod claw, which is partially fluted, with flower-centered, entrelac-carved tripod legs with scrolled feet, which terminate in Roman acanthus issuing from flowered volutes
    30½ in. (77 cm.) high, 29 in. (74 cm.) diameter


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    The stretcher-tied trusses and the flowered and acanthus-enriched volutes of this impressive table relate to those of a china-table sold at Christies, London, 27 May 1954 lot 107 and another sold at Sothebys, New York, 13 October 1994, lot 183. Plainer trusses featured on a china-table formerly in the collection of the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti (d.1882), which was discussed in relation to another china-table that was formerly in the collection of H.R.H. Princess Margaret (sold from the collection of Princess Margaret, Christies, London, 14 June 2006, lot 871). Further related trusses also featured on a china-table with fretted rail, formerly in the collection of Henry Hirsch as recorded in P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 1927, vol. III, pl. 199. fig.11.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 7 July 1994, lot 154.