• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD CARD-TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD CARD-TABLE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The crossbanded D-shaped hinged top with a green baize-lined interior above a panelled frieze with lion mask-mounted blocks on panelled sabre legs with simulated bronze lion paw feet, stamped twice '8966'
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 39 in. (100 cm.) wide; 18½ in. (47 cm.) deep


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    The scroll-cornered top of this Drawing Room window-pier table, is designed in the 1800 French/antique fashion and conceals a baize-lined interior, while its 'Grecian' ribboned border of black-figured rosewood is inlaid with golden 'boulle' fillets. Golden Egyptian reeds frame the fine-figured veneer, which is sunk in the frieze tablet between festive Bacchic tablets. These golden tablets bears antique 'bronze' lion-head reliefs above elegantly scrolled legs, that are herm-tapered, reed-enriched and terminate in 'bronze' monopodiae. An associated card table, wreathed by Louis Quatorze 'boulle' ribbons mosaiced in black and gold chevrons in a manner associated with the St. Paul's Churchyard cabinet-maker George Oakley (d.1840), was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 26 January 2007, lot 1221. A pair of rosewood card-tables of similar design were sold anonymously, Bonhams, London, 20 November 2007, lot 158 (£20,400). An identical table was sold anonymously, Christie's London, 22 January 2009, lot 69 (£15,000).

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY