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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 695

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SERVING-TABLE

    LATE 18TH 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SERVING-TABLE
    LATE 18TH 19TH CENTURY
    The shaped rectangular moulded top above a frieze applied with paterae and husks, on square tapering legs applied with husks, on bulb feet, losses to applied husks, with printed armorial label pasted on the underside 'Sir Montague John Cholmeley Bart'
    33¾ in. (85.5 cm.) high; 80¼ in. (203.5 cm.) wide; 35½ in. (90 cm.) deep


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    The sideboard-table, with bas-relief libation-paterae festooned in beribboned laurels, is designed in the George III 'Roman' fashion popularised by The Works in Architecture of Robert and James Adam, 3 vols, 1773-1822.
    The unusual construction and use of carved mahogany applied to wire, a technique used in the construction of delicate carved peripheral elements on mirrors, suggests that this table was not constructed by a cabinet-maker, but a maker more familiar with carving mirrors or giltwood. It was probably constructed by an estate workshop on the Cholmeley family estate in Lincolnshire.

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    Provenance

    Probably Montague Cholmeley (1743-1803) and by descent to
    Sir Montague John Cholmeley, 2nd Bt. (1802-1874), Easton Hall, Lincolnshire, and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
    (LOTS 693-695)