• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 496


    CIRCA 1755

    Price Realised  


    CIRCA 1755
    The later verde antico marble top above a inverted breakfront frieze carved with Vitruvian scrolls and egg-and-dart border, above acanthus headed scrolled legs carved with imbricated discs and terminating in scroll feet, previously decorated
    36¾ in. (91 cm.) high; 59½ in (151 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep

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    This sideboard-table is designed in the 'Modern' Roman manner illustrated in the final edition of Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Directors, 1754-62. Its slab is supported on a richly carved frame with paired pilasters allowing for a central wine-cistern recess. Similar paired and husk-festooned pilasters and featured in Chippendale's sideboard patterns of 1760, while the foliated truss featured on his 1762 pattern for a French commode-table (pls. 114, 176 and 68). This form of truss scroll supported voluted leg was adopted for Roman patterned sideboard-tables with marble tops, such as that recorded in the inventory of Newby Hall, Yorkshire by Thomas Chippendale the Younger in 1792, as well as a set of three supplied to Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter for the South Dining Room at Burghley House. Recorded in the Inventory begun in 1764, one has a figured alabastro fiorito veneered top brought back from the Grand Tour by the 9th Earl around 1763. A further related mahogany table, richly carved, was sold from the collection of Simon Sainsbury in these Rooms, 18 June 2008, lot 99.

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