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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 128

    A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SILVER TABLE

    OF GEORGE III STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SILVER TABLE
    OF GEORGE III STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    The shaped top with a pierced fretwork gallery, above a pierced foliate fretwork frieze, on conforming square legs with guttae feet and brass castors, the underside with a paper label stamped with a dragon crest and 'THE HAGUE COLLECTION', and inscribed in ink 'VICOUNT (SIC) ROTHERMERE COLLECTION'
    28¼ in. (72 cm.) high; 33¾ in. (85.5 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep


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    This china-railed 'Chippendale' table features in Messrs Gillow's 1760s archives as a 'tea table'; while one of their 1786 patterns is also filigreed with a ribbon-fretted frieze (see L. Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs 1760-1800; Royston, 1995, figs. 71 and 73). A related table, with acanthus-scrolled frieze and pilasters of the present pattern, was sold at Christie's West Dean Park sale on 2, 3, and 6 June 1986, lot 211.
    The Hague label suggests this table formed part of the collection of antique furniture of the 'Age of Mahogany' assembled from 1925 at The Chantrey, Elstree by Sir Harry Hague (d. 1960) with assistance from the furniture historian R.W. Symonds. His collection was discussed in 1947 by Margaret Jourdain in Apollo Magazine (see vol. 45, pp.38-40; 75-78 and 82).

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    Provenance

    Formerly in the Collection of the Viscounts Rothermere.
    Acquired from W. Waddingham, Harrogate, 4 February 1963.