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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 406

    AN ITALIAN INLAID AND PARCEL-GILT CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE

    OF EMPIRE STYLE, MID-20TH CENTURY

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    AN ITALIAN INLAID AND PARCEL-GILT CIRCULAR CENTRE TABLE
    OF EMPIRE STYLE, MID-20TH CENTURY
    The top inlaid with geometrical sections of specimen marble, scagliola and simulated tortoiseshell, the frieze with gilt composition swan and folite scroll decoration on stylised cornucopiae and sea creature supports
    33 in. (84 cm.) high; 44 in. (112 cm.) diameter


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    The design of this table is based on a pair of tables after a model by Karl Friedrich Schinkel recorded in the Kaiser Friedrich Palais, Berlin in 1888 and sold in a sale of Highly Important Continental Furniture in Sotheby's, London, 10 June 1998, lot 104. The attribution was made on stylistic grounds by comparing them to related pieces of furniture 'in the Grecian taste' designed by Schindler.

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