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    Sale 5745

    The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall

    5 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 479

    A 'KENTIAN' STAINED PINE PIER TABLE

    IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A 'KENTIAN' STAINED PINE PIER TABLE
    In the manner of William Kent, late 19th century
    The later rectangular eared verde antico marble top above a foliate and Greek key-pattern frieze on lion mask monopodia supports with scrolled feet and stepped plinths, the underside of the top inscribed 'A' and the frieze with a depository label inscribed 'Ackroyd 82'
    53 in. (135 cm.) high; 33 in. (84 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep


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    The marble-topped sideboard-table, with Greek-key architectural motif and lion-mask scrolled pilasters, is designed in the George II 'Roman' fashion associated with Inigo Jones (d.1652) and the Rome-trained artist/architect William Kent (d.1748) (see Issac Ware, Designs of Inigo Jones and others, 1731). The Greek-key motif features prominently on a Kent design of 1744 for a pedestal table at Chiswick House (see P.Ward-Jackson, English Furniture Designs of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1958, pl.15).

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    Provenance

    The Property of a Lady, Christie's London, 27 June 1985, lot 145.