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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1117

    A GEORGE IV AMBOYNA AND PARCEL-GILT CENTER TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM RIDDELL, CIRCA 1830

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    A GEORGE IV AMBOYNA AND PARCEL-GILT CENTER TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM RIDDELL, CIRCA 1830
    The circular tilt-top above a foliate carved column and tripartite base on brass castors, the central oak support stamped 'PL', with Stair and Company inventory 'A6166' in chalk to the underside, inscribed 'HASTINGS' in black ink to the underside
    29 in. (74 cm.) high, 60 in. (152.5 cm.) diameter


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    This table forms part of a group of nearly identical design attributed to the workshop of William Riddell, 16 Nottingham Place, Whitechapel Road, as two bear the stamp ‘W. RIDDELL’. An identical table is illustrated in Ronald Phillips, Antique English Furniture 2013, no. 50, pp. 132-133. One stamped example is illustrated in C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, 1996, p. 390, fig 767 and the other was also with Ronald Phillips (Antique English Furniture 2015, no. 54, pp. 156-157). A further table in the group formed part of the 1929 loan exhibition at Lansdowne House, London (Illustrated Catalogue of the Loan Exhibition of English Decorative Art at Lansdowne House, 17-28 February 1929, pl. CI). The initials PL presumably identify a journeyman in Riddell’s workshop.

    Saleroom Notice

    The correct diameter of this table is 60 in. (152.5 cm.), and not 79 in. as stated in the printed catalogue.