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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 300

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE TABLE

    CIRCA 1710

    Price Realised  

    A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE TABLE
    CIRCA 1710
    The crossbanded rectangular top edged with a chequered line, with gilt-gesso foliate border and re-entrant corners, the cavetto freize with a drawer enclosing replaced divisions, on club legs headed by shells and pad feet, restorations to feet
    28 in. (71 cm.) high; 30¼ in. (78 cm.) wide; 20½ in. (52 cm.) deep


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    The drawer construction of the present table shows similarities with that of a bureau-cabinet sold by Sir Thomas Beevor, Bt, Christie's London, 14 June 2001, lot 150. In both cases the drawer bottom is held in place by a four-sided rebate, as opposed to the more usual English form of three-sided rebate. That bureau-cabinet, in turn, relates to another made by the Strand cabinet-maker Peter Miller in 1724.

    A closely related table - undoubtedly by the same hand and with this almost Chinese-inspired crispness of carving to the scallop-shell - was sold at by the Exexutors of the late Viscount Camrose, Hackwood Park, Basingstoke, Hampshire, Christie's house sale, 20 - 22 April 1998, lot 47.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Ronald A. Lee, 7 May 1975.