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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 747

    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY STANDS

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF REGENCY MAHOGANY STANDS
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Each with a rounded rectangular tray top with brass carrying-handles and solid sides, on turned tapering reeded legs with brass caps and castors, one with paper label printed '505' and inscribed in ink 'Calvert' and inscribed in chalk 'CALVERT'
    24¾ in. (63 cm.) high; 23¼ in. (59 cm.) wide; 17¼ in. (43.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    These small tables with their tray-tops relate to 'jardiniere' flower-stands discussed by J.C. Loudon in his chapter on Grecian and Modern Villa Furniture in his Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farm and Villa Architecture and Furniture, 1839 (no. 2126, fig. 1970). They were noted as being fitted with tin pans, which could be 'fitted with a cover of trelliswork or pierced tin, through which cut flowers are put into wet sand', or else fitted with a loose top when it is not wanted for flowers 'in order to render it useful as a small table'. Their reeded columnar legs reflect the early 19th century Grecian fashion adopted by Gillows of London and Lancaster in the furnishing of houses such as Tatton Park, Cheshire (see N. Goodison and J. Hardy, 'Gillows at Tatton Park', Furniture History, 1970, pp. 1-39).

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    Provenance

    The late Michael Calvert; Christie's, London, 28 November 2002, lot 116.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN