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    Sale 5931

    The Sunday Sale Including the Property of the Late Audrey Burton O.B.E.

    31 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 187

    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID AND ROSEWOOD CROSSBANDED CALAMANDER SOFA TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID AND ROSEWOOD CROSSBANDED CALAMANDER SOFA TABLE
    Early 19th Century
    The rounded rectangular twin-flap top banded with brass stringing and sylised foliate inlay, on a quadrapartite base terminating in foliate cast caps and castors
    28¼ in. (72 cm.) high; 58¾ in. (139 cm.) wide, extended; 24¼ in. (61.5 cm.) deep


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    This ormolu-enriched and buhl-inlaid writing/tea-table, with hinged candle-flaps, was designed in the French/antique fashion to accompany a Drawing Room fireside Grecian sofa. The cabinet-maker George Oakley (d.1840) was a specialist in the manufacture of such furniture. In the 1920s a table of this pattern, possibly removed from Knole, Kent, was in the possession of Lady Victoria Sackville (d.1936) at White Lodge, Brighton, while another was formerly in the possession of H. Blairman & son. (see R. Edwards, Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964 p.573 fig.17; and F. Collard, Regency Furniture, Woodbridge, 1987, p.317). Another formerly in the possession of Mrs.Windel (sold Christies King Street 27 November 2003 lot 16).

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