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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 126

    A PAIR OF REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD SWIVEL-ACTION TEA TABLES

    CIRCA 1812-1817, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD SWIVEL-ACTION TEA TABLES
    CIRCA 1812-1817, IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY
    On four column supports, with square tapering downswept legs, with lion paw feet, on brass castors
    29½ in. (79.5 cm.); 36 in. (91.5 cm.); 17¾ in. (45 cm.) (2)


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    The Drawing Room window-pier games-tables are brass-inlaid in golden ribbon tablets after the French 'boulle'’ fashion, while the Grecian urn-based pillars rise from 'altar'’ plinths, wosoe 'claws' scroll from festive bacchic paws that conceal castors. In 1810 tables of similar form were supplied for Papworth Hall, Cambridge by George Oakley (d.1840), who had received a court appointment in 1802 and in partnership with various other cabinet-makers such as George Shackleton and George Seddon, produced fashionable 'buhl'’ inlaid Grecian furniture.

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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by Sir John Gladstone for Seaforth House, Liverpool.


    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Library, 'Two Antique tables - £15.0.0'