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    Sale 5971

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

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 54

    A ROYAL GERMAN BRASS-STUDDED PINE CENTRE TABLE

    CIRCA 1860, ATTRIBUTED TO EDWIN OPPLER, HANOVER

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    A ROYAL GERMAN BRASS-STUDDED PINE CENTRE TABLE
    CIRCA 1860, ATTRIBUTED TO EDWIN OPPLER, HANOVER
    The lattice frieze with a drawer, on splayed legs joined by an undertier and stretchers, the legs at each end joined by X-stetchers
    30¾ in. (79 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) wide; 32½ in. (83 cm.) deep


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    George V of Hanover commissioned Edwin Oppler in 1860 to build his hill-top summer residence Schloss Marienburg in a late-medieval style. A similar table, designed by Oppler for Marienburg circa 1866, is illustrated in H. Kriesel, Die Kunst des Deutchen Mobels, pl.876. Oppler, who was Jewish, is best known as the architect of a number of important German synagogues, including the New Synagogue in Hanover designed in the Romanesque style.

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    Provenance

    Supplied to George V of Hanover (d.1878) for Schloss Marienburg, Hanover and by descent in the Royal House of Hanover to Ernst, Prince of Hanover, until sold Sotheby's house sale, 5-15 October 2005.