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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 626

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD, BURR-ELM AND EBONISED SIDE CABINET

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD, BURR-ELM AND EBONISED SIDE CABINET
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The shaped rectangular inverted top crossbanded with a trailing border, above a mahogany-lined frieze drawer and a pair of brass trellis-panelled doors backed by green pleated silk, enclosing a shelf, flanked by tapering reeded columns headed by lion masks, on spirally-reeded tapering feet, backboard with old Christie's stock number 'ND193'
    35 in. (89 cm.) high; 45¼ in. (115 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) deep


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    This cabinet, with its Egyptian lioness-head medallions, is conceived as a 'pier-commode-table' and, with its columnar legs and spiral-twist feet in the French 'antique' manner, it relates to two patterns of commode executed by Adam Weisweiler in the 1780s and aquired for Carlton House, London, by George, Prince of Wales, later George IV (see: London, the Queen's Gallery, 'Carlton House', Exhibition Catalogue, 1991, pp. 23, 77 and 103). Thomas Sheraton's drawing of one of these, dated 1793, featured in the Appendix to his Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1802, pl. 24, while this cabinet's rounded angles and trellis-panelled doors appear in a 'Cabinet' pattern published in his Cabinet Dictionary, 1803, pl. 31.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 18 November 1993, lot 155. Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 28 November 2002, lot 38.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN