• The Sunday Sale - Property fro auction at Christies

    Sale 5974

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Academy of Medical Sciences, removed from 41 Portland Place, W1 and The Robert Harling Collection

    13 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    A REGENCY PARCEL-GILT AND ROSEWOOD CENTRE TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A REGENCY PARCEL-GILT AND ROSEWOOD CENTRE TABLE
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The circular top with ebonised band and later brass moulding above three scrolled supports on a triform plinth with ball and scaled-claw feet on brass castors
    30 in. (76.2 cm.) high; 48½ in. (122 cm.) diameter


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    The table, with palm-flowered altar-tripod of scrolled trusses raised on Jupiter eagle-claws, relates to a breakfast-table pattern in George Smith's Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1808 (pl.82) and is conceived in the Grecian/Louis Quatorze fashion. Its form relates to that of a table on bacchic lion-paws, that was amongst Regency furniture acquired in the 1940s by R. Dutton, 8th Baron Sherborne (d.1985) (see M. Jourdain, Regency Furniture, London, 1965, fig. 120)

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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.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    Supplied by Green & Abbott Ltd., Wigmore Street, London November 1950 for £65 16.