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    Sale 7727

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    4 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 106

    A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD LIBRARY TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED AND BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD LIBRARY TABLE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rounded rectangular original red leather-lined top above a frieze with three short drawers on one side and one long on the other, the long drawer interior with 'III 270CT 1966' (crossed out) and '16 MACRH [sic] 1967/152' inscribed in chalk, on reeded ring-turned tapering legs with brass caps and castors, the underside inscribed in pencil 'Thrope (?)/borne(?), the drawers mahogany-lined and with convex quarter-fillets
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 59½ in. (151 cm.) wide; 42 in. (107 cm.) deep


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    This robust writing-table, with reeded and antique-fluted pillar, is embellished in the Louis Quatorze manner. Golden 'ormolu' laurels wreath its cornice above a triumphal palm-flower frieze whose 'buhl-inlaid' tablets evoke Apollo as poetry deity. Such inlay was a speciality of craftsmen such as Thomas Parker (d. 1830), who served from 1805 as 'Cabinet and Buhl Manufacturer to the Court'.

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    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

    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 27 October 1966, lot 111.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 16 March 1967, lot 152.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN