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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 255

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, AMARANTH AND MONOCHROME-DECORATED PEMBROKE TABLE

    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, AMARANTH AND MONOCHROME-DECORATED PEMBROKE TABLE
    THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY
    The twin-flap crossbanded top centred by a pearled oval enclosing a scene en grisaille of Venus and Cupid in a rocky setting, the corners with foliate arabesques, above a mahogany-lined frieze drawer, on square tapering legs headed by flowerheads and ribbon-tied garlands of diminishing husks, with brass caps and castors, the underside of the drawer stamped '551/14', the metalwork apparently original, the decoration restored, the underside with batten-carrying holes
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 45½ in. (116 cm.) wide; 33 in. (84 cm.) deep


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    Alfred Stern was almost certainly a collector in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1960 sale at Christie's referred to above, several of the lots from his collection had been illustrated in the various volumes of Old English Furniture and Works of Art, produced by Moss Harris and Sons in the 1920s.

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    Provenance

    The Property of Miss F. M. Compton, formerly part of the Collection of the late Alfred Stern Esq., sold Christie's, London, 27 October 1960, lot 82.