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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 174

    A VICTORIAN SPECIMEN MARBLE OCCASIONAL TABLE

    CIRCA 1835, PROBABLY ASHFORD, DERBYSHIRE OR ASHBURTON, DEVON

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    A VICTORIAN SPECIMEN MARBLE OCCASIONAL TABLE
    CIRCA 1835, PROBABLY ASHFORD, DERBYSHIRE OR ASHBURTON, DEVON
    With an octagonal fan inlaid top on an octagonal baluster support on a marble base
    28½ in. (72 cm.) high; 23½ in. (60 cm.) diameter


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    This 'patriotic' specimen marble table - originally from a set of three at Fasque - celebrates indigenous British marbles and may have been made in the marble works of either Ashford, Derbyshire or Ashburton, Devon. The Ashford Black Marble Works and Old Royal Museum, Matlock were managed by John Mawe (d.1829) and, subsequently William Adam (d.1873) under the patronage of the Derbyshire mine-owner William Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire (d.1858), who had added to his remarkable mineral collection at Chatsworth, Derbyshire during the 1820s (J.M. Tomlinson, Derbyshire Black Marble, 1996).

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    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Entrance Hall, 'Marble Table & Stand - £5.0.0'