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    Sale 5901

    Christie's Interiors

    3 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 246

    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CARD TABLE

    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CARD TABLE
    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    Inlaid overall with stylised stars and acanthus and stringing, the hinged D-shaped swivle-action top enclosing a later green baise-lined surface on two turned baluster supports on hipped downswept legs with brass paw feet and castors
    30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) wide; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) deep (closed)


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    In design, profile and decoration, the present card table compares closely to one by George Oakley dated 1810, illustrated in M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture: 1795-1830, London, 1965, p. 72, fig. 157. A calamander card table with similar D-shaped swivle top and star-inlay attributed to George Oakley was sold, Property from the New York residence of John W. Kluge, Christie's New York, 7 April 2006, lot 332. The former table may have formed part of a large documented comission supplied by George Oakley for Charles Madryll Cheere at Papworth Hall, Cambridgeshire, after 1809.

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