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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    A MATCHED PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLES

    CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A MATCHED PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY DRESSING-TABLES
    CIRCA 1820
    Each of rectangular form, with a three-quarter gallery, above three mahogany-lined frieze drawers, on turned tapering legs, with casters
    The first: 32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high, 41¾ in. (106 cm.) wide, 22 in. (56 cm.) deep; the second: 31 in. (79 cm.) high, 42 in. (107 cm.) wide, 22 in. (56 cm.) deep (2)


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    With their reed enrichments and galleried tops, the tables relate to a dressing-table pattern illustrated in the 1806 Estimate Sketch Book of Gillows of London and Lancaster. One of these dressing-tables was supplied in 1811 for Parlington Hall, Aberford (C. Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, vol. II, London, 1978, p. 380, fig. 500). Another sketch for a closely related three-drawer dressing-table, but without reeding, appears in the firm's 1831 Estimate Sketch Book (p. 3822, dated May [18]23).