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    Sale 7812

    Belgravia and Lake Geneva - Two European Collections

    14 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 126

    A POLYCHROME-PAINTED GILT-EMBOSSED LEATHER, PARCEL-GILT AND GREEN-PAINTED LOW TABLE

    LATE 20TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BY MALLETT, INCORPORATING TWO LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY PANELS

    Price Realised  

    A POLYCHROME-PAINTED GILT-EMBOSSED LEATHER, PARCEL-GILT AND GREEN-PAINTED LOW TABLE
    LATE 20TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY BY MALLETT, INCORPORATING TWO LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY PANELS
    The panels decorated with Oriental figures, birds, and flowering trees, with a glass top
    15 in. (38 cm.) high; 59 in. (150 cm.) wide; 43 in. (109.5 cm.) deep


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    While 18th Century production of Chinoiserie gilt leather panels is mostly associated with workshops in the North and South Netherlands, English craftsmen were also producing high quality leather panels during this time (E. Koldeweij, 'Gilt Leather Hangings in Chinoiserie and Other Styles: An English Speciality', Furniture History Journal, 2000, vol. XXXVI, pp. 61-101). Published correspondence between Dutch patrons and English craftsman, foremost the London gilt leather maker John Rowland (d. 1744) and a number of his apprentices, demonstrate the degree of cross-channel commission and trade in such decorative panels.

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