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    Sale 5395

    The Sunday Sale - Property from the Collection of the Late J.S.Goddard, removed from Camp Hill, Baldwin Estate, Staffordshire

    20 January 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 225

    A REGENCY ROSEWOOD CROSSBANDED LINE INLAID AND MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY ROSEWOOD CROSSBANDED LINE INLAID AND MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
    Early 19th century
    The rounded rectangular drop-leaf top above two frieze drawers, each with ebony and ivory handles on splayed end-standards joined by stretchers, on brass caps and castors
    27½ in. (70 cm.) high; 54½ in. (138 cm.) wide; 24½ in. (62 cm.) deep


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    The sofa writing-table, with hollowed Apollo lyre-scrolled pilasters embellished with flute inlay, has its top of fine figured mahogany ribbon-banded with Grecian black-figured rosewood; while lily-white pearls enrich the drawers Grecian black handles. The pilasters correspond to those of an Apollo library-chair pattern in Thomas Sheratons, Cabinet Encyclopaedia, 1803-6; while the ornament reflects the Grecian taste for black library furnishings promoted at the period by George IV, when furnishing his Carlton House mansion as Prince of Wales with the assistance of the Mount Street cabinet-makers Messrs Marsh and Tatham (H. Roberts, For the Kings Pleasure; The Furnishing and Decoration of George IVs Apartments at Windsor Castle, London, 2001, fig 338).

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    Provenance

    with Quinneys Ltd., Chester, 16 January 1945.