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    Sale 5904

    Christie's Interiors

    31 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 672

    A VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND TULIPWOOD CROSSBANDED AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED SIDE CABINET

    IN THE GEORGE III STYLE, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A VICTORIAN SATINWOOD AND TULIPWOOD CROSSBANDED AND POLYCHROME-PAINTED SIDE CABINET
    In the George III style, late 19th century
    The top of shaped rectangular form with central painted panel in the manner of Angelica Kauffman, the classically draped female figures and putti desporting in a landscape with symbols of Plenty, surrounded by concentric borders of crossbanding, the outermost border with inlaid and penwork trailing foliage, below a similarly decorated frieze and three cupboard doors enclosing a single shelf, the doors with ram's head, ribbon-tied husk swags and central fan patera, the sides each with painted oval panels depicting classically draped female figures, the moulded apron on stepped tapering feet
    37 in. (94 cm.) high; 60¼ in. (153 cm.) wide; 21¾ in. (55 cm.) deep


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    The cabinet, conceived in the George III fashion associated with Robert Adam and Thomas Sheraton, is richly inlaid with trompe l'oeil fluted pilasters and laurel-festooned tablets; while its figurative medallions include a tablet that evokes the poets Golden Age. The revived Adam style of the 1870s was reflected in the following decade by Messrs Hamptons and Schoolbreds catalogues; while Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, of the 1790s was reissued in 1895.

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