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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 69

    A NEAR PAIR OF REGENCE GILTWOOD AND GILT-GESSO SIDE TABLES

    PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1730

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    A NEAR PAIR OF REGENCE GILTWOOD AND GILT-GESSO SIDE TABLES
    PROBABLY GERMAN, CIRCA 1730
    Each with later rectangular white marble top above a strapwork and hatched frieze above a flowered lozenge trellis and pierced apron centred by a bearded mask flanked with acanthus on cabriole legs headed with corresponding masks terminating in scroll feet on later blocks and joined by an x-shaped stretcher carved with acanthus leaves and foliage and centred by a flowerhead, one previously with wooden top, re-gilt
    Table A: 34 in. (86 cm.) high; 52 in. (132 cm.) wide; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep
    Table B: 33 in. (84 cm.) high; 56 in. (142 cm.) wide; 28 in. (72 cm.) deep (2)


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    The golden sideboard-table frames, with lambrequin cartouches displaying Arcadian Pan masks, are mosaiced with flowered ribbon-trellis to evoke Rome's Temple of Venus; while their truss-scrolled pilasters, like the stretcher ties, are wave voluted and hung with bacchic satyr-masks issuing from acanthus-scrolled cartouches. The pattern largely originates from an engraving in Pierre Lepautre (d. 1716), Livre de tables qui sont dans les appartements du roy, Paris, 1710, which inspired B. & T. Langley's, City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs (1739/40).

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