23 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 5,625
Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
A REGENCY EBONY-INLAID AMBOYNA CARD-TABLE
ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE BULLOCK, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The rounded rectangular swivelling top enclosing a navy blue baize-lined playing-surface, on a spreading baluster column and concave-sided plinth inlaid with foliage, on scroll feet
29¼ in. (74.5 cm.) high; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) wide; 17¾ in. (45 cm.) deep
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The amboyna table-top and feet is wreathed with ebony inlay of Grecian-black ribbon in the French/antique fashion popularised by George Bullock (d. 1818), who opened his Piccadilly 'Grecian Rooms' in 1812 before moving to his 'tasteful repository' in Tenterden Street.
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Bought from Anthony James & Son, Ltd., London, 2002.
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