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    Sale 7574

    Thomas Hope & The Neoclassical Vision & The Collector of Collections

    24 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 211

    A GEORGE III SABICU AND MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE

    IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SABICU AND MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE
    IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HILL OF MARLBOROUGH, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The rectangular moulded twin-flap top with lozenge-inlaid top above a frieze drawer at one end, on square legs headed by angle-brackets, above an incurved undertier, on later brass castors
    28¾ in. (72 cm.) high; 40¼ in. (102.5 cm.) wide, open; 28¾ in. (73 cm.) deep


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    The lozenge parquetry design of this Pembroke table top is characteristic of the work of Henry Hill of Marlborough (1741-1777). Hill courted many significant West Country clients, including the Duke of Somerset at Maiden Bradley, the Earl of Radnor at Longford Castle and Lord Methuen at Corsham Court, Wiltshire. Included in the furniture Hill supplied to Paul Methuen in the 1760's and 1770's are two mahogany Pembroke tables whose tops display the same large-scale lozenge parquetry design of this table's top (L. Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994, pp. 67-68). Another marquetry table of similar design was at Burderop House, Wiltshire (L. Wood, 'Furniture for Lord Delaval: Metropolitan and Provincial', Furniture History, 1990, p. 205, figs. 17 & 18). A related table was sold anonymously, in these Rooms, 21 April 2005, lot 238 (£16,800).

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