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    Sale 5971

    An English Look - Robert Kime, Piers von Westenholz, David Bedale and James Graham-Stewart

    8 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 340

    A WILLIAM IV WHITE-PAINTED AND MARBLE 'JACOBETHAN' CONSOLE TABLE

    CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM IV WHITE-PAINTED AND MARBLE 'JACOBETHAN' CONSOLE TABLE
    CIRCA 1830
    The breakfront top above a pierced fretwork frieze and scrolled end supports joined by an undertier, on bun feet
    33½ in. (85 cm.) high; 64½ in. (164 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep


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    Messrs Crace and Sons, decorators to the Prince of Wales, later George IV, supplied similar 'Jacobethan' furniture to Knebworth House, Hertfordshire. The novelist Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (d.1873) remodelled the house in 1843 and employed John Crace to decorate the interior. Much of Crace's decoration was swept away in Edwardian times by Sir Edwin Lutyens, but his magnificent State Drawing Room survives.

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    Provenance

    The Thornhill family, Stanton Hall, Derbyshire.