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    Sale 2810

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    7 May 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 21

    A SOUTH-GERMAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY MUNICH

    Price Realised  

    A SOUTH-GERMAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY MUNICH
    The eared variegated red and green marble top above a trellis pierced waved frieze, centred by a female portrait medallion on foliate wrapped pierced scrolling legs joined by a conforming stretcher, with a rectangular paper label to the reverse with accolé coats-of-arms of Milbanke and Mansfield
    80 cm. high x 108 cm. wide x 55 cm. deep (2)


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    The present table with its decisively carved hipped legs and frieze pierced with trellis and centred by a portrait medallion is comparable to several examples illustrated in H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Möbels, Vol. II, München, 1970, pl. 483-484 and in C, Graf von Pfeil, Die Möbel der Residenz Ansbach, München, 1999 p. 170.

    The label to the reverse of the frieze represents the coats-of-arms arms of Milbanke impaling another, probably Mansfield. These almost certainly belong to Sir John Ralph Milbanke 8th Bt. (1800-1868) and his wife Emily, daughter of John Mansfield of Digswell House, Hertfordshire. They were married in 1843. Sir John Milbanke was British ambassador in Munich.

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