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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 454

    AN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT MACASSAR EBONY, THUYA, EBONISED MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT CARD TABLE

    CIRCA 1872, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD NORMAN SHAW (1831-1912), PROBABLY BY GILLOWS

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    AN AESTHETIC MOVEMENT MACASSAR EBONY, THUYA, EBONISED MAHOGANY AND PARCEL-GILT CARD TABLE
    CIRCA 1872, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO RICHARD NORMAN SHAW (1831-1912), PROBABLY BY GILLOWS
    The hinged top with green baize-lined interior above ring-turned and spiral-reeded supports, on facetted downcurved legs and castors
    29½ in. (75 cm.) high; 38 in. (97 cm.) wide; 18 in. (48 cm.) deep


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    A table of similar design, by Norman Shaw and supplied by Gillows is illustrated in the Cragside library Jeremy Cooper, Victorian and Edwardian Furniture, pl. 296). Cragside, near Rothbury in Northumberland was built by Lord Armstrong in 1863 as a modest country lodge, but was subsequently extended by the architect Richard Norman Shaw, transforming it into an elaborate mansion in the Free Tudor style.

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