• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 474

    A REGENCY OAK AND EBONISED LINE-INLAID TABLE

    DESIGNED BY WILLIAM ATKINSON ON 4TH NOVEMBER 1811, POSSIBLY BY GEORGE BULLOCK

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCY OAK AND EBONISED LINE-INLAID TABLE
    DESIGNED BY WILLIAM ATKINSON ON 4th NOVEMBER 1811, POSSIBLY BY GEORGE BULLOCK
    The top with quatrefoils to the corners, on square tapering collared legs, the underside with printed paper label 'Mura, England'
    29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 31 in. (79 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    William Atkinson's hand-drawn designs dated 1811 for 'Part of table top' are held in the Scone Palace Family Archive. Atkinson inscribes on one design an instruction to a cabinet-maker 'Finish the tables to this drawing without the ornament in the angles - Nov 4th 1811'.
    The present table includes the quatrefoil but lacks the additional gothic motifs that Atkinson was instructing the cabinet-maker to remove. It is possible that the instruction was directed at George Bullock who used ebony line-inlay in a similar fashion to that seen on this table and on lots 475 and 477.

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    Supplied to David, 3rd Earl of Mansfield (d.1840) and by descent at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland until sold Christie's King Street, 24 May 2007, lot 401.