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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 143

    A GEORGE II WALNUT AND BURR WALNUT TALLBOY

    CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II WALNUT AND BURR WALNUT TALLBOY
    CIRCA 1730
    Featherbanded overall, the canted retangular ovolo cornice above two short and three long graduated drawers flanked by fluted Corninthian pilasters, the base section with a slide above three graduated drawers flanked by fluted pilasters, on shaped bracket feet, the handles apparently original
    73 in. (185.5 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep


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    The canted angles of the bedroom tallboy are designed as fluted Ionic pilasters, in the Roman fashion of the 1730s that was promoted by the artist architect William Kent (d. 1748), his mentor Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington (d. 1753) and the architect Henry Flitcroft (d. 1769), known from his association with Lord Burlington as 'Burlington Harry'.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AND ESTATE
    (LOTS 143-144)