• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    AN ENGLISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT, MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY CENTRE TABLE

    POSSIBLY BY JOHN ISAAC HICKS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    AN ENGLISH ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT, MAHOGANY, SATINWOOD AND FRUITWOOD MARQUETRY CENTRE TABLE
    POSSIBLY BY JOHN ISAAC HICKS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
    The serpentine shaped top centred by a musical attribute amidst scrolling acanthus, flowers and birds, within a trellis-parquetry border, the similarly decorated frieze fronted by a long drawer, on cabriole legs headed by crowned-female clasps
    30 in. (76 cm.) high; 67¼ in. (171 cm.) wide; 40¼ in. (102 cm.) deep


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    Of English construction this table is in the French 'Louis revival' manner fashionable in England from the 1860s. The elaborate floral marquetry is comparable to the work of John Isaac Hicks (1826-1898) who specialised in making pieces in the French taste, often with marquetry or boulle work, from premises at 3-5 Kendal Mews, Blandford Street.

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