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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED, EBONISED AND PENWORK TRIPOD TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED, EBONISED AND PENWORK TRIPOD TABLE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top with gilt metal-mounted moulded edge depicting a scene from Virgil's Aeneid, on turned baluster stem mounted with rosettes, on double C-scroll legs on ball feet, losses top penwork decoration
    29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 18¼ in. (46.5 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep


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    The Etruscan-black table's flower-wreathed tablet depicts a scene from Virgil's 'Aeneid'. Aeneas, the legendary founder of the Roman race, rides to the defence of the Latins and Trojans against the challenge of Turnus, who is checked by Jupiter's thunderbolts.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE LORD AND LADY ILIFFE OF BASILDON PARK
    (LOTS 78-88)