• English Furniture and Clocks auction at Christies

    Sale 7769

    English Furniture and Clocks

    19 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A WHITE PAINTED MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

    19TH CENTURY, OF GEORGE II STYLE

    Price Realised  

    A WHITE PAINTED MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
    19TH CENTURY, OF GEORGE II STYLE
    The rectangular breccia marble top above a blind fret-carved frieze centred by a foliate and C-scroll cartouche, with foliate-fretted brackets on acanthus-headed, square tapering and lattice-carved legs and foliate feet with inset brass castors
    32 in. (81.5 cm.) high; 61¼ in. (156 cm.) wide; 29 in. (74 cm.) deep - measured without marble top


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    Ailsa Mellon Bruce (1901-1969) was the daughter of banker, diplomat and collector Andrew W. Mellon, and sister of Paul Mellon. During her father's role as Ambassador to the Court of St James's in 1932-33, she was the official hostess, a role she would reprise later when her husband, David K. E. Bruce was appointed to the post from 1961-69. Her collection of English furniture and porcelain was bequeathed to the Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

    Jackie & Jean-Charles de Ravenel are the famous society couple known for their imaginative taste. The famed interiors of their house in the Faubourg St Germain were recorded in Christie's sale catalogue of their collection which took place at Christie's London, 21-22 November 2007.

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    Provenance

    Ailsa Mellon Bruce, Bahamas.
    The Marquis de Ravenel, Bahamas.


    Saleroom Notice

    The measurements in the catalogue include the marble top.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN