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    Sale 5415

    The Sunday Sale - The Property of the late Dr Henry Ginsburg

    9 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 126

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY KETTLE STAND

    IN THE GEORGE II STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN MAHOGANY KETTLE STAND
    In the George II style, late 19th century
    The octagonal top with pierced fret-carved gallery above a fluted columnar support with spirally carved acanthus, the tripod base with foliate carved cabriole legs terminating in hairy paw feet
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 11½ in. (29 cm.) wide


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    Designed in the ecclectic George II modern fashion as popularised by Thomas Chippendale's Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director (3 eds. 1754-62); the tea kettle-stand intended for a reception apartment/dressing-room, has its tripod-altar claw raised on bacchic lion paws, while its antique-fluted vase-baluster pillar is enwreathed by Roman foliage according to a 1759 Chippendale bed pattern (3rd ed. 1762 pl. 39). Its fretted octagon-compartment kettle-tray is railed in a gothic ribbon-guilloche as featured on another stand offered Sothebys London 6th June 2006, lot 270.

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