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    Sale 7560

    Furniture and Carpets Including Two Private Collections

    24 January 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 148

    A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND EBONISED CHIFFONIER

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY ORMOLU-MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND EBONISED CHIFFONIER
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular breakfront bardiglio marble top with a superstructure centred by a mirror and flanked by two shelves and columns, above three mahogany-lined frieze drawers, the side drawers with slides below, on columns with foliate capitals and a solid plinth, with solid backboard centred by a mirror, the handles original, some re-ebonising, the lower stainwood panels probably originally with mirrors
    56½ in. (143.5 cm.) high; 84 in. (213 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61 cm.) deep


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    The marble-topped and chiffonier-shelved table, with its plinth-supported and Grecian-black pillars, is designed in the French/antique fashion popularised around 1800 by cabinet-makers such as James Newton of Wardour Street; and illustrated in George Smith's, Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1808 (see G. Ellwood, 'James Newton', Furniture History, 1995, figs. 1 and 2). Around 1805 Newton supplied a pair of similarly mirrored 'chiffonier' tables for the St. James's mansion of George Byng Esq. M.P. (d. 1847) (sold anonymously 'Two Late Regency Collectors', Christie's, London 9 June 2005, lot 48).

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