A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TWO-TIER DUMB-WAITER, the dished moulded rotating upper tier supported by a spirally-gadrooned urn-shaped stem with similar rotating lower tier upon a further spirally-gadrooned urn-support and hipped tripod base with patera-mounted feet and leather-lined castors

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TWO-TIER DUMB-WAITER, the dished moulded rotating upper tier supported by a spirally-gadrooned urn-shaped stem with similar rotating lower tier upon a further spirally-gadrooned urn-support and hipped tripod base with patera-mounted feet and leather-lined castors
18¼in. (46.5cm.) diam.; 34½in. (88cm.) high

Lot Essay

Among the Linnell drawings in the Victorian and Albert Museum is a design for a tripod table on an ogee base that dates from about 1760. It is illustrated in P. Ward-Jackson, English Furniture Designs of the Eighteenth Century, London, 1958, fig.191. A table inspired by the design is illustrated in R. Edwards and P. Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, rev.ed., 1954, vol.III, p.316, fig.32.
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