• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7830

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    21 January 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 46

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD CROSSBANDED SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD

    CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND SATINWOOD CROSSBANDED SERPENTINE SIDEBOARD
    CIRCA 1780
    The shaped rectangular top above a bowed frieze drawer and arched foliate-carved apron, flanked on each side by a deep drawer, on chamfered legs, the right drawer originally fitted, with a paper label to reverse 'WYE TRANSPORT MONMOUTH', and inscribed 'LONGSDON 12', inscribed in chalk under the top '434', the legs spliced
    36 in. (92 cm.) high; 72½ in. (184 cm.) wide; 30¼ in. (77 cm.) deep


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    This form of sideboard relates to a design for a 'Side Board Table' in Gillows Estimate Sketch Books of 25 November 1786. Among related examples are a sideboard with a fluted apron from the Simon Sainsbury Collection sold Christie's, London, 18 June 2008, while another, almost certainly the pair to the Sainsbury sideboard from the collection of Frederick Behrens Esq. and subsequently H.J. Joel Esq., was sold Christie's, London, 17 April 1980, lot 84. The latter is illustrated in R. Edwards and P. Macquoid , The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. edn., London 1954, vol. III, p 34., fig. 27.
    Most recently a related example with canted angles and turned legs was sold at Bonhams, London, 18 November 2009, lot 183.

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    Provenance

    The late Wing Commander R.C Longsdon, Foxcote Hall, Chipping Campden, Warwickshire.