• The William F. Reilly Collecti auction at Christies

    Sale 2273

    The William F. Reilly Collection

    14 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 181

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, SYCAMORE, SABICU AND MARQUETRY PEMBROKE TABLE

    CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS CHIPPENDALE

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    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, SYCAMORE, SABICU AND MARQUETRY PEMBROKE TABLE
    CIRCA 1775, ATTRIBUTED TO THOMAS CHIPPENDALE
    The rectangular twin-flap top with rosette and husk-veneered panels within crossbanded borders above a mahogany-lined drawer and opposing sham drawer, on square tapering legs headed with patera on cuffed spade feet with brass casters
    28 in. (71 cm.) high, 26 in. (66 cm.) wide, closed; 42 in. (107 cm.) wide, open; 26¼ in. (66.5 cm.) deep


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    The pembroke table displays an Etruscan-black banded top quarter-veneered with rays springing from a palmette and sunflower medallion that is displayed within a husk-festooned and lozenged mosaic compartment. Similar husk-festooned medallions embellish its flaps and more flowered paterae embellish the hermed legs which are inlaid with trompe l'oeil flutes. The table shares a number of features with the 'Minerva' commode supplied by Thomas Chippendale in 1773 to Harewood House, Yorkshire (see C. Gilbert, The Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale, vol. II, London, 1978, fig.232). Its 'Etruscan'-ring patterned handle features on other Chippendale furniture including a table supplied to Paxton House in 1774 (ibid, fig. 398).

    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady of Title; Christie's, London, 8 February 1996, lot 144.