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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SERVING-TABLE

    CIRCA 1770

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    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SERVING-TABLE
    CIRCA 1770
    The shaped rectangular top above a moulded and stop fluted frieze, centred by a tablet with circular beaded rosette and husk swags, and with further similar rosettes, on six square tapering and fluted legs with panelled block feet, inscribed in red chalk 4638, previously with a gallery
    36 in. (92 cm.) high; 93 in. (236 cm.) wide; 38½ in. (98 cm.) deep


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    The sideboard-table, whose top is serpentined in a central cupid-bow and hollowed above the paired and herm tapered legs, corresponds to a pattern invented about 1780 and popularised by Messrs A. Hepplewhite & Co.'s, Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, 1788 (pl.29). Its antique fluted frieze displays an Apollonian tablet, whose bas-relief of a laurel-festooned and sunflowered libation-patera, corresponds to that featured in Hepplewhite's pattern for a sideboard-pedestal (pl.35)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the late Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Radford, removed from Langford Hall, Nottinghamshire (Lots 30 - 31).