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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 332

    A LATE GEORGE III GOUACHE-MOUNTED GILTWOOD SIDE CABINET

    IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HOLLAND, CIRCA 1800

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    A LATE GEORGE III GOUACHE-MOUNTED GILTWOOD SIDE CABINET
    IN THE MANNER OF HENRY HOLLAND, CIRCA 1800
    The demilune top with a polychrome gouache centered by a depiction of Europa and the Bull flanked by panels of dancing classical maidens and sporting putti within grotesques above a diamond-carved frieze and pilasters flanking a niche and a mirrored backsplash flanked by doors, rear right leg replaced
    36 ½ in. (92.7 cm.) high; 64 ¼ in. (163.1 cm.) wide, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) deep


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    This sophisticated cabinet is conceived in the 'antique' Parisian manner made fashionable by George, Prince of Wales, later King George IV, and the furnishing of his London mansion Carlton House. The furnishing of Carlton House was overseen by court architect Henry Holland (d. 1806) in association with marchand-mercier Dominique Daguerre (d. 1796). This cabinet bears a striking resemblance to a Louis XVI table with Chinese overtones that was supplied for the Chinese drawing room at Carlton House by the French ébéniste Adam Weisweiler (see Carlton House: The Past Glories of George IV's Palace, London, 1991, no. 53, pp. 103-104). Both Weisweiller and Jacob were influential on Holland's designs. The Royal table, shown in situ at Carlton House, was published by Thomas Sheraton in his The Cabinet-maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, p. 31 (reproduced op. cit., p. 23, fig. 7).


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    Provenance

    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, London 25 November 1976, lot 57.
    Anonymous Sale; Christie's, London, 19 April 2003, lot 131.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTOR