• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 278

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARDS

    LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY SERPENTINE SIDEBOARDS
    LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a shaped top above drawers and doors, one with a single deep cellarette drawer, the other with two drawers, on square tapering legs, each labelled to reverse 'BERTRAM', one lacking low gallery, the other with with damages to gallery, originally fitted into wall recesses and with bowed backs
    37 in. (94 cm.) high; 54 in. (137 cm.) wide; 22½ in (57 cm deep) (2)


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    Provenance

    General Peter Heron (1770-1849) of Moor Hall, Cheshire, and to his wife's great-niece, Cecilia Widdrington (née Gregge-Hopwood) who married Shalcross Fitzherbert Widdrington in 1864.


    Literature

    Inventory and Valuation of the contents of Newton Hall, Felton, Morpeth, Northumberland, The Property of Brigadier General B. F. Widdrington, C.M.G., D.S.O., 1925, p. 107.