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A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, MARQUETRY, WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TABLE
Property of a New York Private Collector (Lots 485-499)
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, MARQUETRY, WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TABLE

CIRCA 1780

Details
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, MARQUETRY, WHITE-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT TABLE
CIRCA 1780
The serpentine top centered by an urn within a foliate border above a conforming frieze decorated with anthemia, over foliate-headed square tapering legs, redecorated
33¼ in. (84.5 cm.) high, 45 in. (114 cm.) wide, 21 in. (53 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 9 July 1992, lot 84.
Literature
T. Forrest, The Bullfinch Anatomy of Antique Furniture, Boston, 1996, pp. 54-55.

Lot Essay

A satinwood commode inlaid with very similar stiff marquetry neo-classical urns, by William Gates, is in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace (see O. Brackett, Encyclopaedia of English Furniture, London, rev. ed., 1950, pl. CCII).

Designed in the George III 'antique' manner with inlaid 'bacchic' vase marquetry medallion and carved vase-capped 'herm' feet; the table's Grecian frieze is embellished with a guilloche of alternating palmettes and honeysuckle sprays which relates to a 1781 pattern for door-case ornament published in Pergolesi's Designs for Various Ornaments 1777-1801. Pergolesi (d. 1792) worked as a decorative artist for Robert Adam (see: E. White, Pictorial Dictionary of Furniture Design, Suffolk, 1990, p. 455, pl. 32).

A pair of demilune tables with similarly designed bases was sold, the property of a Lady of Title, Christie's, London, 29 November 1979, lot 22.

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