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    Sale 12246

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks, European Ceramics & Portrait Miniatures

    19 May 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 270

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY CABINET ON STAND

    LATE 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BY MAYHEW AND INCE

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    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, AMARANTH AND MARQUETRY CABINET ON STAND
    LATE 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BY MAYHEW AND INCE
    Inlaid with floral marquetry and birds the two doors enclosing pigeon holes and 6 small drawers and one long drawer with chequered crossbanding, the stand with square tapering legs joined by an X-stretcher with later finial, the top reveneered, Leverhulme inventory number 'X1185', labelled 'Sir J. Kendrick/ 12/9/60',
    60 in. (152.5 cm.) high; 28 in. (71 cm.) wide; 14.5 in. (36.5 cm.) deep


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    The cabinet displays on it's doors a large flower-filled cartouche which is framed by borders of scrolling foliage in the manner of Messrs. Mayhew & Ince of Golden Square, London. They are confidently credited with this design through a group of at least eight serpentine yew-wood and marquetry commodes that use this pattern, including one in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated in P. Macquoid and R.Edwards, Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1954, vol. II, p.117, fig. 19, and another illustrated in A. Coleridge, Chippendale Furniture, London, 1968, fig. 45. It also shows similarities with another commode in the same collection which was attributed to Mayhew & Ince, sold Christie's, London, 9 July 2015, lot 154 (£80,500 including premium).

    Provenance

    Sir Squire Bancroft, Berkeley Square, London.
    Acquired by William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme (d. 1925), 25 May 1916 from D.L Isaacs, probably for Thornton Manor, Cheshire.
    Sold Knight, Frank & Rutley, London, 10 - 11 July 1926, lot 133 (£56.14s.).
    Sir J. Kendrick in 1960.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE PETER ASCROFT, SHERFORD HOUSE, BROMYARD, HEREFORDSHIRE (LOTS 256-275)