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    Sale 7545

    A Town House in Mayfair

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 591

    A PAIR OF OAK SERVING-TABLES

    ONE SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1825, THE OTHER MODERN AND SUPPLIED BY JOHN STEFANIDIS, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE BULLOCK

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF OAK SERVING-TABLES
    ONE SCOTTISH, CIRCA 1825, THE OTHER MODERN AND SUPPLIED BY JOHN STEFANIDIS, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE BULLOCK
    Each ornamented with half-paterae and ball mouldings, with two frieze drawers, on ring-turned and reeded tapering legs
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 51 in. (130 cm.) wide; 21½ in. (55 cm.) deep; and 35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 62½ in. (159 cm.) wide; 21¾ in. (55.5 cm.) deep (the modern table) (2)


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    The half-paterae motif decorating the backboard and drawers of this late Regency sideboard features on furniture provided by George Bullock for Matthew Robinson Boulton at Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, between 1816-1818. Bullock supplied double-bedsteads, invoiced as two '5ft. 6in. . . . of Oak with Holly mouldings cornice to fix to ceiling with Holly mouldings & patteras £15 12s', four clothes-horses with holly paterae at £1 12s each, and seven 'Night Stools' with half roundels to the corners at £4 10s each in 1817 (see Christie's house sale, 27-29 May 1987, lots 247-250, 260, and 281-3).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Piers Von Westenholz, London.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot is a matched pair of serving-tables, as there are differences in size.