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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 400

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY TABLE

    CIRCA 1770, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE

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    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY TABLE
    CIRCA 1770, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
    The blind fret-carved frieze with three drawers to each side, on chamfered square legs with scroll brackets and brass castors, the Chippendale pattern brass handles apparently original
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 54 in. (137 cm.) wide; 34½ in. 987 cm.) deep


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    The table is wreathed by a ribbon-guilloche fret that is mosaiced in lozenged compartments as featured in a sideboard-table pattern in Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Makers Director, 1754 (pl. 36). The pattern for the pilaster legs, and the pattern for the axe-head drawer handles, are also derived from Chippendale's sideboard-table patterns (pl.35).

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    Provenance

    Supplied to The Lords Mostyn, Mostyn Hall, Denbighshire, Wales and by descent until sold, The Gryn Castle Sale, Christie's house sale, 17-18 July 2006, lot 645.