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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    A GEORGE IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BURR ELM SIDE CABINET

    CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF S. JAMAR

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED BURR ELM SIDE CABINET
    CIRCA 1820, IN THE MANNER OF S. JAMAR
    The rectangular top above a frieze drawer with convex quarter-fillets, above a pair of grille doors with green pleated silk backing, flanked by Corinthian columns, enclosing a single adjustable shelf, on a solid plinth, restorations to the drawer, handles replaced, replacements to the mounts, originally with a superstructure, restorations to side panel veneer
    38 in. (96.5 cm.) high; 41¾ in. (106 cm.) wide; 17 in. (43.5 cm.) deep


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    The ormolu-enriched cabinet relates to the 'French Cabinet Furniture' promoted by the Soho cabinet-maker S. Jamar (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, Leeds, 1996, p.35). S. Jamar designed and produced furniture in a confident French Empire style, suggesting he may have been trained, if not brought up on the Continent. By 1819 he was at 29 Wardour Street and advertised his works as 'equal to any made in Paris'. A related secretaire cabinet by S. Jamar was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 13 June 2002, lot 185.

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