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    Sale 2154

    Important English Furniture, Clocks and Ceramics

    7 April 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    A GEORGE IV ROSEWOOD, GILTWOOD AND GILT-COMPOSITION PIER TABLE**

    CIRCA 1825, PROBABLY REDUCED IN DEPTH

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    A GEORGE IV ROSEWOOD, GILTWOOD AND GILT-COMPOSITION PIER TABLE**
    CIRCA 1825, PROBABLY REDUCED IN DEPTH
    The later veined cream marble top above leaf-carved frieze, acanthus-scroll-headed cabriole legs ending on paw feet, mirrored back and square plinth, with white chalk inscription to the reverse 'DPE 03' and illegible pencil inscription, the legs re-positioned
    36¾ in. (93.5 cm.) high, 61¼ in. (155.5 cm.) wide, 14¼ in. (36 cm.) deep


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    This pier table is designed in the robust George IV style promoted by designers such as George Smith. His The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Guide, 1826, illustrates related truss-scrolled pier tables with deep scrolling acanthus leaves at the tops of the legs, mirrored backs and foliate-enriched friezes (E. Joy, Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, Woodbridge, 1977, p. 541). Pier tables with scrolled truss legs and mirrored backs can be seen in Morel and Seddon's design for Room 188 at Windsor Castle, circa 1826 (H. Roberts, For the King's Pleasure, The Furnishing and Decoration of George IV's Apartments at Windsor Castle, London, 2001, p. 86, fig. 62). The distinctive foliate collar on the legs can be seen on the rear legs of the suite of seat furniture formerly in the saloon at Devonshire House, London (J. Fowler and J. Cornforth, English Decoration in the 18th Century, London, 1978, p. 49, fig. 27, pl. VI).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE CANADIAN COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 9-69)