• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 113

    A REGENCY EBONISED BURR-ELM CENTRE TABLE

    AFTER A DESIGN BY CHARLES HEATHCOTE TATHAM, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY EBONISED BURR-ELM CENTRE TABLE
    AFTER A DESIGN BY CHARLES HEATHCOTE TATHAM, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular top on shaped, scrolled end supports carved with palmettes and joined by an arched stretcher, on panelled plinths with later castors
    29 in. (74 cm.) high; 57 in. (145 cm.) wide; 28½ in. (73 cm.) deep


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    The table's design evolved from designs from the base of an antique Roman marble seat, with scrolled legs, that was drawn by the architect Charles Heathcote Tatham (d. 1842) and published following his return from Rome in Etchings ... of Ancient Ornamental Architecture, 1799 (pl. 80).

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    Provenance

    With Norman Adams Ltd, London.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR JAMES STIRLING (LOTS 111-120)


    Literature

    C.Claxton-Stevens & Stewart Whittington, 18th Century English Furniture The Norman Adams Collection, Woodbridge, 1983, p.360.