• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    A GEORGE III SPALTED SATIN-BIRCH AND AMARANTH OVAL TABLE

    CIRCA 1800

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE III SPALTED SATIN-BIRCH AND AMARANTH OVAL TABLE
    CIRCA 1800
    The crossbanded top above a plain frieze on square tapering legs with collars terminating in castors
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 50¾ in. (128.5 cm.) wide; 44 in. (111.5 cm.) deep


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Lord Tweedmouth was a notable collector of English furniture in the 1870s and 1880s. Although his taste may in large part have been influenced by Messrs. Wright and Mansfield, who introduced the 'Adams' or neoclassical fashion at houses such as Guisachan from the 1860s (E. Harris, 'Wright and Mansfield at Haddo, Guisachan, Brook House and Grosvenor Square, Furniture History, 1996, pp.141-158, it may also have been inherited in part from his ancestor Edward Marjoribanks (1735-1816) (C. Streeter, 'Marquetry Tables from Cobb's workshop', Furniture History, 1974, pp. 52, 53).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Sir Dudley Coutts Majoribanks, Bt., 1st Baron Tweedmouth (d.1894), Guisachan, Aberdeenshire.