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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 8

    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT CENTRE TABLE

    LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    A WILLIAM AND MARY WALNUT CENTRE TABLE
    LATE 17TH CENTURY
    The moulded rectangular grey-veined white marble top with a raised edge above a cavetto frieze and octagonal tapering legs joined by a scrolled and moulded X-stretcher on scrolled feet, the feet possibly replaced in the 18th Century
    27 in. (69 cm.) high; 23 in. (59 cm.) wide; 17½ in. (45 cm.) deep


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    This table supports a tray-edged marble top, in Flemish fashion, and resembles a bedroom-apartment china display-table. With its 'vase' pillars chamfered, herm-tapered and raised on spherical bases and its stretcher-tie raised on Roman truss-scrolled feet, it relates to a dressing-table stand that has been dated between 1700 and 1720 and is displayed at the Red Lodge, Bristol (A. Bowett, English Furniture: 1669-1714, Woodbridge 2002, pl. 9:13).

    A similar foot and stretcher arrangement featured on a gateleg table from the Moller Collection, sold at Sotheby's London, 'An Important Private Collection of 16th, 17th and 18th Century Furniture, Formed under the guidance of R.W. Symonds', 28 May 1982, lot 40.

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    Provenance

    John K.J. Hewett.
    Acquired from Ronald A. Lee, 9 April 1974.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that Hotspur should also be listed in the provenance for this lot.