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    Sale 1993

    Important English Furniture

    25 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A NEAR PAIR OF GEORGE III SYCAMORE, YEW-WOOD AND MARQUETRY PEMBROKE TABLES

    CIRCA 1780

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    Estimate

    A NEAR PAIR OF GEORGE III SYCAMORE, YEW-WOOD AND MARQUETRY PEMBROKE TABLES
    CIRCA 1780
    Each rectangular top with a central burr-yew oval within a stained guilloche marquetry band and an entwined double band of pearls within a similar stained guilloche marquetry banded border, the hinged sides with ash and oyster-veneered ovals above an entwined double pearl swag and a marquetry border flanking a frieze drawer with conforming decoration, on square tapering legs ending in caps and casters, minor differences in inlay
    28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high, 16½ in. (42 cm.) wide, closed, 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    The design of these tables is virtually identical to another with rising writing section formerly in the collections of Colonel Fearon Tipping and H. A. Tipping as illustrated first in P. Macquoid's The Age of Satinwood, London, 1908, p. 95, fig. 88 and later in P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1927, vol. III, p. 247, fig. 5. Another Pembroke table of this design whose drawer was ingeniously fitted with a bookrest and candlearms was sold from a New York Townhouse, Christie's, New York, 15 April 2005, lot 252. A small cabinet-on-stand at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London with the same oval yew panels and beaded borders was almost certainly executed by the same workshop (see M. Tomlin, Catalogue of Adam Period Furniture, London, 1972, p. 166, no. T/11).

    Provenance

    Bought from Mallett, London, in April and October 1956 and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS