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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 240

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN WALNUT AND MARQUETRY WRITING TABLE

    BY RICHARD BRIDGENS, CIRCA 1838

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    AN EARLY VICTORIAN WALNUT AND MARQUETRY WRITING TABLE
    BY RICHARD BRIDGENS, CIRCA 1838
    With a gilt-tooled green leather writing surface, the border decorated with marquetry strap work, mask heads and trompe l'oeil, with two frieze drawers, joined by twin stretchers
    28½ in. (72 cm.) high; 50 in. (127 cm.) wide; 26½ in. (67 cm.) deep


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    The table is richly jewelled and mosaic-trellised in the George IV Elizabethan fashion invented in the 1820s by the sculptor-trained architect Richard Bridgens (d. 1846), while working at Aston Hall, Birmingham. Its pattern was published in Bridgens' Furniture with Candelabra, 1838 (pl.38). An almost identical table, also corresponding to the published pattern is illustrated in C. Wainwright et al, George Bullock, London, 1988, fig. 5, now in the V & A Museum.

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