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    Sale 5914

    Christie's Interiors

    30 June 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 328

    A GEORGE IV PIETRA DURA, EBONISED AND AND PARCEL-GILT CENTRE TABLE

    THE TOP ITALIAN, THE BASE ENGLISH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE IV PIETRA DURA, EBONISED AND AND PARCEL-GILT CENTRE TABLE
    THE TOP ITALIAN, THE BASE ENGLISH, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The top with an inset pietra dura specimen panel centred by a bird on a fruiting branch
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 33 in. (84 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    Please see lot 370 which has a similar base and would have almost certainly been supplied by the same maker.
    This table has lyre-scrolled trestles wreathed in Roman acanthus in the George IV Louis Quatorze fashion. A pattern for a related table, intended to serve as parlour breakfast-table sofa-table is illustrated in R. Ackermanns 1809 Repository of Arts.

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    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Listed in the inventory made by John Lloyd Clayton (1796-1855) in 1833 for No.6 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London, W1 and by descent.