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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 639

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    The octagonal top above a box bird-cage on a baluster stem with bead-and-reel border and spirally-fluted base, on a fluted stem issuing cabriole legs carved with rockwork and acanthus, on foliate-wrapped pad feet, previously with castors, with yellow Lomath Brothers label inscribed in ink 'Mrs Chapman 355', repaired break to one leg, the birdcage reduced in height by approx. 1/2 in. and its top replaced
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) diameter


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    A tripod table with 'piecrust' top and richly-carved base that had once belonged to Percival Griffiths and then Geoffrey Blackwell, was sold by a descendant of Blackwell's, Christie's, London, 14 June 2001, lot 35 (£135,750). Another tripod table, but with plain circular top, also formerly in the collection of Geoffrey Blackwell, was sold by one of his descendants, Christie's, London, 24 November 2005, lot 10 (£102,000). The octagonal top is unusual and a tripod table with richly carved base and square top that may have been reduced in size, was sold by the late 2nd Viscount Camrose, Hackwood Park, Hampshire, Christie's house sale, 20-23 April 1998, lot 123. Later in the 18th century, Thomas Chippendale supplied hexagonal topped tripod tables to Sir Lawrence Dundas for 19 Arlington Street. These were veneered in 'Guadalupe' wood and supplied in 1764 (C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, London, 1978, vol. II, p. 257, fig. 470).
    Mrs Chapman was James Thursby Pelham's daughter.

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    Provenance

    James Thursby Pelham, Esq. and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT OF JAMES THURSBY PELHAM
    (LOTS 630-644)