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    Sale 7682

    IMPERIAL DESIGN From Stockholm to St Petersburg

    25 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    A SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT AND MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE

    CIRCA 1825-1830, POSSIBLY BY LORENZ WILHELM LINDELIUS OR JOHAN ÖMAN

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    A SWEDISH PARCEL-GILT AND MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE
    CIRCA 1825-1830, possibly by Lorenz Wilhelm Lindelius or Johan Öman
    The stepped top above a lyre-support, on splayed feet, the underside inscribed in pencil 'Lang Starf'
    30½ in. (77 cm.) high; 39½ in. (100 cm.) wide; 21½ in. (54 cm.) deep


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    With its distinctive lyre support and gilt enrichments, this centre table is closely related to similar examples at Rosendal, Carl XIV Johan's estate in Djugarden just outside Stockholm, which was furnished circa 1825-30. The architect chosen to design the castle was Fredric Blom (1781-1853), most of the interiors were decorated by Pehr Emanuel Limnell (1764-1861) and many items of furniture were supplied by Lorenz Wilhelm Lindelius (1787-1859). However, Lindelius probably subcontracted some of the work to other cabinet-makers and the present table is similar to a work-table made for Crown Princess Josephine by Johan Öman, and might have been made by him rather than Lindelius.

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