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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 241

    A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SYCAMORE, SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY PIER TABLE

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE III ORMOLU-MOUNTED SYCAMORE, SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY PIER TABLE
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The bowfront top crossbanded in rosewood centred by a roundel enclosed by scrolling foliage, above a conforming frieze on square tapering legs joined by a shaped undertier on ball feet, incised 'III' and 'IIIIV', replacements to the feet
    35¾ in. (90.5 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (42 cm.) deep


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    This table, with its distinctive ormolu mounts combined with marquetry and on square tapering legs, forms part of a group related to a commode in the Lady Lever Art Gallery and discussed by Lucy Wood (op. cit., pp. 174-175). A pair of commodes formerly at Elvaston Castle, which was remodelled for the 3rd Earl of Harrington circa 1815, but not included in the Sotheby's 1963 sale of furniture, also form part of this unorthodox group. A pair of matching pier tables of identical form is in a private collection in North Wales.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 14 October 2004, lot 95.


    Literature

    L. Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994, p. 175, fig. 117.