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    Sale 7592

    Four British Collections Including Important Furniture

    5 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 93

    A GEORGE IV BRASS-INLAID AND MOUNTED ROSEWOOD CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE

    ATTRIBUTED TO BANTING & FRANCE, CIRCA 1820

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    A GEORGE IV BRASS-INLAID AND MOUNTED ROSEWOOD CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE
    ATTRIBUTED TO BANTING & FRANCE, CIRCA 1820
    The circular tilt-top with a plain frieze and grained baluster shaft with four giltwood flowerheads, on a concave-side canted triangular plinth with scrolled feet and sunk castors
    29¾ in. (75.5 cm.) high; 47½ in. (120.5 cm.) diameter


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    The Drawing Room table, like the preceeding bergere chairs (lot 92), was commissioned for the St. James's Square mansion of Frederick William Hervey, 5th Earl of Bristol, later 1st Marquess (d. 1859); and likely to have been designed around 1821 by the Pall Mall court cabinet-makers Messrs. Thomas Banting and William France in the George IV French antique fashion popularised by R. Ackermann's, Repository of Arts, 1809-1828. Executed in Grecian-black figured rosewood, the circular 'loo' table's palm-flowered 'urn' pillar is raised on an altar-tripod plinth that is boulle-inlaid, in Louis Quatorze manner, with golden palm-flowered tablets. The table together with other London furnishings was later moved to Ickworth, Suffolk , where some remains in situ (see G. Jackson-Stops, Ickworth, 1994 p.19 ).

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    Provenance

    Frederick William Hervey, 5th Earl and later 1st Marquess of Bristol (d. 1859), for 6 St. James's Square, London and by descent.
    Removed to Ickworth, Suffolk and sold privately by John, 7th Marquess of Bristol (1954-1999).