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A GEORGE II WALNUT DRESSING-TABLE
A GEORGE II WALNUT DRESSING-TABLE

CIRCA 1740

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A GEORGE II WALNUT DRESSING-TABLE
CIRCA 1740
The rectangular quarter-veneered top with a crossbanded and feather- banded border above a molded frieze fitted with a drawer, on shell-carved cabriole legs ending in pad feet, bearing a Grosvenor House label of 1958
27½ in. (70 cm.) high, 31¾ in. (80.5 cm.) wide, 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Norman Colville M.C. (1893-1974), Penheale Manor, Cornwall and by descent until sold The Property of a Gentleman; Christie's, South Kensington, 13 February 2002, lot 151.
Exhibited
London, Grosvenor House Antique Dealers' Fair, 1958.

Lot Essay

The table is designed in the George I Roman fashion with truss-scrolled columnar legs embellished with bas-relief Venus shells. It formed part of the fine collection of antique furniture assembled by Colonel Norman Colville (d.1974) at Penheale Manor, Cornwall, and was purchased by him in 1958 at the Grosvenor House Antique Dealers' Fair ( not illustrated in catalogue).

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