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    Sale 7806

    Lord St. Helens and Sir William FitzHerbert The Collections of a Diplomat and a Courtier

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 551

    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CENTRE TABLE

    CIRCA 1810-15, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS

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    A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD CENTRE TABLE
    CIRCA 1810-15, ATTRIBUTED TO GILLOWS
    The circular tilt-top with frieze inlaid with four panels of premiere-partie boulle strapwork above a ribbed edge, on an octagonal faceted shaft with waisted gadrooned socle, on a concave-sided triform plinth with foliate-scrolled paw feet and recessed castors, with batten carrying-holes
    28¼ in. (71.5 cm.) high; 54 in. (137 cm.) diameter


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    Supplied en suite with the following writing-table (lot 552), this 'buhl' filigreed centre table is designed in the robust French/antique manner introduced in George IV's Regency by Messrs Gillow of London and Lancaster as appropriate for fashionable library/living-rooms. Related golden brass tablets, fretted with ribbon-tied acanthus in the Louis Quatorze Roman fashion, featured on a rosewood and 'buhl' inlaid library-table supplied in 1813 by Gillows for Hackwood, Hampshire (S. E. Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London, Woodbridge, 2008, vol I, pp. 289-292). This style of table was popularised by one illustrated in Thomas Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, and a closely related 1822 design for one of this pattern features in Gillows' Estimate Sketch Books, no. 3146. A related table also features in one of Gillow of Oxford Street's room plans of circa 1817 in the Victoria and Albert Museum (museum no. E.390-1955); while another appears in a design dated to about 1830 for a library/living-room (Stuart, ibid, vol II, p. 352, pls. E9 & E10).

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