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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 317 A

    AN AUSTRIAN PARCEL-GILT, EBONIZED, MAHOGANY, STAINED FRUITWOOD, CHERRYWOOD AND BRASS-INLAID TILT-TOP CENTRE TABLE

    VIENNA, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    AN AUSTRIAN PARCEL-GILT, EBONIZED, MAHOGANY, STAINED FRUITWOOD, CHERRYWOOD AND BRASS-INLAID TILT-TOP CENTRE TABLE
    VIENNA, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The circular top banded and inlaid with stylized clover motif above a tripartite stem terminating in paw feet on conformingly shaped plinth, with paper label inscribed 772
    77 cm. high x 99 cm. diam.


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    The bold architectural style of this centre table is typical of early 19th Century Viennese cabinet-work at a period when entrance to the cabinet-makers' guild required the presentation of a furniture design for approval through the Director of the Architecture Faculty of the Academy of Fine Art. The elaborate execution, with fine stylized clover motifs and fine veneer inlays further relates to a etagère, shown in W. Eller, Möbel des Klassizismus, Louis XVI und Empire, München 2002, pl. 472.

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    Provenance

    Stadtpalais, Vienna, 1999.
    Alserbachpalais, Vienna, 2000.