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    Sale 5929

    The Sunday Sale - Property of the Late Monty Lewis, removed from Hyver Manor & Property of the Late Dr. William Lindsaygordon

    29 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 58

    A PAIR OF MARBLE TOPPED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES

    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING EARLIER ELEMENTS AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF MARBLE TOPPED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES
    LATE 19TH/EARLY 20TH CENTURY, INCORPORATING EARLIER ELEMENTS AND LATER
    Each with rectangular verde antico marble top above a C-scroll and egg and dart frieze, on opposing spread eagle and rockwork supports on rectangular plinths, the back of one eagle
    34 in. (86.2 cm.) high; 41 in. (104 cm.) wide; 21¾ in. (55.3 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 protegé, 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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