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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 292

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY TABLE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LIBRARY TABLE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The circular green leather-lined top above four drawers with bone roundels engraved with the letters B, R, M & L, and four simulated drawers, the drawers crossbanded in casuarina oak or 'partridgewood', on a turned shaft with downswept reeded legs with brass caps and castors, one drawer with black plastic Norman Adams label, the handles replaced, the underside inscribed in chalk '3312'
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 40½ in. (103 cm.) diameter


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    A George III rosewood library drum table with solid pedestal base but with similar inlaid lettering on the drawers and with floral marquetry roundels, was supplied by Thomas Chippendale to Sir Penistone Lamb, 1st Viscount Melbourne (1748-1819), either for the Library of Brocket Hall or Melbourne House. It was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 9 July 1998, lot 80 (£320,500).

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    Provenance

    Norman Adams, Ltd.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
    (LOTS 292-293)