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    Sale 7464

    Un hôtel particulier du Faubourg Saint-Germain The Collection of The Marquis and Marquise de Ravenel

    21 - 22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 45

    A PAIR OF REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED EBONY INLAID AND MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SIDE CABINETS

    CIRCA 1800

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    A PAIR OF REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED EBONY INLAID AND MAHOGANY BREAKFRONT SIDE CABINETS
    CIRCA 1800
    Each of serpentine breakfront outline, the frieze centred by oval inlaid panels above a pair of lozenge shaped panelled doors, enclosing two shelves, flanked by fluted uprights on ring-turned legs with brass feet, the tops formerly with a gallery, repairs to feet, the two central feet probably later and differently turned to the other feet
    35½ in. (90 cm.) high; 52 in. (132 cm.) wide; 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    Designed in the French/antique fashion as popularised by the engraved works of Thomas Sheraton, author of The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1791 and The Cabinet-Maker, Upholsterer and General Artist's Encyclopaedia, 1803, the bowed and hollow-cornered commodes are embellished with golden medallions and lozenged tablets of richly figured mahogany. But their robust character, with brass-moulded borders and tablets accompanied by inlaid Grecian-black ribbon bands and 'boulle' medallions, also relates to the early 19th Century manufactures of George Bullock (d.1813) (C. Wainwright et al, George Bullock, London, 1988).

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