• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7830

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    21 January 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 124

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN WALNUT, FRUITWOOD, ROSEWOOD, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY CENTRE-TABLE

    MID 19TH CENTURY

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    AN EARLY VICTORIAN WALNUT, FRUITWOOD, ROSEWOOD, MAHOGANY AND MARQUETRY CENTRE-TABLE
    MID 19TH CENTURY
    The circular hinged top centred by a medallion with a floral bouquet, the border inlaid with interspersed shield-shaped cartouches and floral sprays, above an octagonal baluster shaft and solid rosewood ball with outscrolled acanthus-wrapped legs terminating in scrolled feet, with twinned brass castors stamped 'R.W. WINFIELD'S PATENT', restorations to shaft
    29¼ in. (74.5 cm.) high; 51¼ in. (130 cm.)diameter


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    The rich floral ribbon marquetried around fine figured parquetry can be compared to the fashion adopted by firms in the 1820s such as the Tottenham Court Road Cabinet inlayer and Buhl manufacturer Robert Blake. The firm, which had been trading in the early 1840s as Blake, Geo. & Brothers, inlayers etc. in Tottenham Court Road and Mount Street, Mayfair were renamed George Blake & Co. in the late 1840s (C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, Leeds, 1996, p.18)

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