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    Sale 7433

    Important Early European Furniture, Sculpture and Tapestries

    8 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 53

    A PORTUGUESE WALNUT SIDE TABLE

    MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PORTUGUESE WALNUT SIDE TABLE
    MID-18TH CENTURY
    The shaped moulded top above two panelled frieze drawers with pierced scroll-cast handles, above a shaped apron centred by a cartouche and flanked by trailing foliage, on foliate-headed cabriole legs terminating in claw-and-ball feet, restorations to top and drawers, losses to carving
    32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high; 55 in. (140 cm.) wide; 34½ in. (87.5 cm.) deep


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    The curvaceous lines of this splendid table are characteristic of 18th Century Portuguese rococo and give it an almost lifelike character.
    A related side table with conformingly-shaped apron and sides is illustrated in F. Castro Freire, G. Pedroso & R. Pereira Henriques, Mobiliário, vol. II, Lisbon, 2002, p. 169; and a further related table is reproduced in A. Guimarâes, Mobiliário Artístico Português, 1935, fig.119.

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