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    Sale 11414

    Living With Art

    29 - 30 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 392

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY FOUR-PEDESTAL DINING TABLE

    CIRCA 1795-1800

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    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY FOUR-PEDESTAL DINING TABLE
    CIRCA 1795-1800
    The rounded rectangular top above fluted columnar pedestals on paneled cabriole legs ending in pad feet, the later hinges stamped 'H.BARNS (?),' with three additional later leaves
    28 ¾ in. (73 cm.) high, 112 ½ in. (285.8 cm.) wide, 63 in. (160 cm.) deep, the leaves 31 ¼ in. (79.5 cm.) wide


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    Although stylistically this dining table would appear to date from the early part of George III’s reign, no evidence of this form exists prior to the 1790’s. Two designs for pedestal dining tables by Gillows in their Estimate Sketch Books, one for Lord Eglinton and another for Lady Blount (reproduced here) show that as with the present table, they were not made with leaves. A closely related dining table was sold from the Samuel Messer Collection at Christie’s, London, 5 December 1991, lot 127.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF RICHARD D. BASS, PART I