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    Sale 5412

    The Sunday Sale : The Langford Hall Collection, Nottinghamshire - Property of the late Mr & Mrs Patrick Radford

    6 July 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 291

    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD AND PAINTED CONSOLE TABLES

    IN THE GEORGE II STYLE, MID-20TH CENTURY

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    A PAIR OF GILTWOOD AND PAINTED CONSOLE TABLES
    In the George II style, mid-20th century
    Each with a rectangular Verdo Antico marble top above a Greek-key frieze, on opposing spread eagle and rockwork supports, on inverted breakfront plinths
    Each 33 in. (84 cm.) high; 25 in. (64 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep (2)


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    The original design of the early 18th century eagle-supported pier-table is associated with Lord Burlington's protege, the artist/architect William Kent (d.1748), who was granted the title 'Master Carpenter' of George I's Board of Works. In 1725, Kent featured Roman eagles in his illustrations for Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's epic The Odyssey, recounting the history of Rome's foundation after the Trojan wars. Kent used scenes from The Odyssey in the ceiling of Roman mosaic to decorate George I's apartment at Kensington Palace.

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