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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LARGE LIBRARY TABLE
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LARGE LIBRARY TABLE
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LARGE LIBRARY TABLE
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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LARGE LIBRARY TABLE

LATE 18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY LARGE LIBRARY TABLE
LATE 18TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS
The gilt-tooled later brown leather top with bowed and shaped ends above a frieze of panelled drawers, two panelled doors revealing a conforming arrangement of eight drawers, the arrangement repeated to the reverse, each side with a further panelled door, revealing four smaller drawers, on plinth base
33 ½ in. (85 cm.) high; 109 in. (279 cm.) wide; 55 in. (140 cm.) deep
Provenance
The Earls of Crawford and Balcarres, Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire
The Property of a Gentleman; sold Christie’s, London, November 18, 1982, lot 135.
with Partridge, London.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 16 April 2005, lot 123
Acquired from Christopher Hodsoll, London.
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Post lot text
This library table occupied a central position in the Gallery and was was usually covered with tempting objects. Visitors to the gallery will remember that the drawers were always brimming with treasures.

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Lot Essay

The present house of Haigh Hall, Lancashire was built between 1827-1840 replacing an earlier house at a cost of around £100,000. The 24th Earl of Crawford and Balcarres was 'the classic representative' of eighteenth-century englightenment' (see John Martin Robinson, A Guide to the Country Houses of the North-West, London, 1991, pp. 190-191). His son the 25th Earl was also responsible for the creation of one of the finest libraries at Haigh, which now forms part of the Rylands Library in Manchester.



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