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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 234

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TALLBOY

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TALLBOY
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The canted rectangular stepped and dentilled cornice above three short and four long graduated drawers, with fluted pilaster angles, the lower section with four long graduated drawers on bracket feet, the back feet and metalwork replaced, restorations to cornice
    81½ in. (207 cm.) high; 49 in. (124.5 cm.) wide; 25 in. (63.5 cm.) deep


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    The escutcheon pattern features in an 18th century pattern-book now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (see T.Crom (ed.), An Eighteenth Century English Brass Hardware Catalogue, Florida, 1994, p.56, no.381). A related tallboy embellished with the same patterned escutcheons was formerly in the Michael Lipitch collection (sold Christie's, London, 4 October 2001, lot 90).
    Closely related tallboys with three top drawers and the distinctive pilaster angles with panelled bases were sold anonymously at Sotheby's, London, 22 April 1994, lot 61, Sotheby's, London, 5 July 1995, lot 39, and Christie's, London, 7 February 2001, lot 160, respectively.

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    Provenance

    Grosvenor House Antique Dealers' Fair where bought by the present owner.