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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 86

    A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD OCTAGONAL CENTRE TABLE

    CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD OCTAGONAL CENTRE TABLE
    CIRCA 1830
    The later octagonal top with inset variegated rouge marble, on a naturalistically-carved trunk, with a bird in a nest and a parrot with a dog and a putti beneath
    20 in. (51 cm.) wide, 30 in. (77.5 cm.) high, 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    This table, with its sporting figure hunting a bird, is designed in the Louis XV picturesque style popularised by Thomas Johnson of Soho (d. 1778) and revived in the mid-19th Century. It relates to a pattern illustrated by G.W. Yapp in Art Industry Furniture etc., 1879 (E.T. Joy, Pictorial Dictionary of British 19th Century Furniture Design, Woodbridge, 1977, p. 556).

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    Provenance

    The late Sir Philip Shelbourne, Myles Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, sold Christie's house sale 25-26 October 1993, lot 101.