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    Sale 2154

    Important English Furniture, Clocks and Ceramics

    7 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 179

    A GEORGE III INLAID-MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, ALTERATIONS

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A GEORGE III INLAID-MAHOGANY DRESSING TABLE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, ALTERATIONS
    The folding top enclosing a polished interior above a mahogany-lined frieze drawer and concave door, on tapering square legs joined by pierced X-form stretcher, on brass feet and casters, formerly with a dressing mirror, possibly originally fitted
    30¼ in. (77 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, 20¾ in. (52.5 cm.) deep


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    The table's form derives from a pattern for a harlequin writing/dressing table (with rising writing compartments) published by Thomas Shearer in The Cabinet-Makers' London Book of Prices (1788), a trade manual 'calculated for the convenience of cabinet-makers' (see C. Gilbert, 'A Shearer Harlequin Table and its Design', Furniture History, 1966, pp. 40-42, pl. XXI).

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    [Possibly] Merryvale Incorporated, San Francisco, California, 11 April 1968.