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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 67

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND SYCAMORE 'LADY'S WORK TABLE'

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND SYCAMORE 'LADY'S WORK TABLE'
    CIRCA 1790
    Crossbanded overall in tulipwood, the rectangular galleried top with hinged flap to the front, and with central pictorial panel, on baluster-turned trestle end-supports joined by a shaped undertier, on splayed legs with brass caps and castors, the end-supports and flap replaced
    31 in. (79 cm.) high; 26¾ in. (68 cm.) wide; 16½ in. (42 cm.) deep


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    Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, plate LIV, illustrated a similar trestle-ended 'Lady's Work Table' or 'French Work Table' and noted that they were 'commonly made of satinwood'. This table bears a print that appears to depict a scene from the life of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, known as the philosopher. A tricoteuse featuring a similar elliptic tray stretcher and a hinged tray-top was sold from the Edward Sarofim Collection, in these Rooms, 16 November 1995, lot 142 (£11,500).

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    Provenance

    Bought from Mallett, London.
    The late Sir Emmanuel Kaye, C.B.E.; Christie's, London, 29 November 2001, lot 48.


    Literature

    L. Synge, Mallett Millennium, London, 1999, p. 189, fig. 241.