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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 10

    A ROYAL GERMAN GILT-BRASS AND RED TORTOISESHELL-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT 'MOORISH' SIDE TABLE

    CIRCA 1840-1850

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    A ROYAL GERMAN GILT-BRASS AND RED TORTOISESHELL-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT 'MOORISH' SIDE TABLE
    CIRCA 1840-1850
    With a portor marble top above three frieze drawers and a pierced strapwork apron, the back panels with applied crescent moons, stars and brass calligraphy, with taperings legs on plinth base, stencilled to back 'EA3467GB' and with pencil inscription in centre drawer '...Marienburg...'
    36 in. (92 cm.) high; 60 in. (153 cm.) wide; 20¾ in. (53 cm.) deep


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    The inscription translates as 'And there is no conqueror except of Allah/God', a phrase frequently used by the Nasrids, who ruled Granada between 1232 and 1492, and whose legacy includes most notably the Alhambra palace.

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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, lot 3107.