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    Sale 7746

    PARISIAN TASTE IN LONDON: A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND FURNITURE

    10 September 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 337

    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE

    CIRCA 1760, THE TOP MODERN

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    A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE
    CIRCA 1760, THE TOP MODERN
    The circular tilt top with a padouk crossbanded and moulded edge above a turned shaft with reeded knop and channelled scrolled tripod base, with brass castors
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) diameter


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    The table's pillar and 'claw' patterns relate to drawings attributed to Thomas Chippendale (d.1772) for tea/breakfast-tables proposed for Harewood House, Yorkshire in the early 1770's (see C.Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, 1978, figs. 464 and 467). The latter featured a bulbous pillar with Pan-reeded vase raised on an antique-fluted pillar; while the former featured a truss-scrolled 'claw' terminating in acanthus-flowered medallions on palm-wrapped plinths concealing the castors.

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    Provenance

    Stair & Co., where bought by the present owner.