• Three Woods: A Passion for Wal auction at Christies

    Sale 7909

    Three Woods: A Passion for Walnut, Oak & Yew The John Parry Collection

    25 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    A GEORGE II WALNUT DRESSING-TABLE OR 'LOWBOY'

    CIRCA 1730

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GEORGE II WALNUT DRESSING-TABLE OR 'LOWBOY'
    CIRCA 1730
    The rectangular moulded quarter-veneered cross and feather-banded top above one long cross and feather-banded drawer and three conforming drawers around a shaped arch, on cabriole legs carved with husks and flanked by scrolls, the metalwork apparently original
    29¼ in. (74 cm.) high; 32¼ in. (82 cm.) wide; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) deep


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    Adam Bowett has suggested that the ovolo-moulded drawers on this dressing-table suggest a date after 1730 (Bowett, op. cit.).

    The construction, carving, veneering and dimensions are so similar as the previous lot that it is almost certain that both were made in the same workshop.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Mallam's auctioneers, Cheltenham, 1998.


    Saleroom Notice

    A wing armchair featuring the same leg design was with Mallett and illustrated in their catalogue, 1995, p.19