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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFAST-TABLE

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFAST-TABLE

LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY BREAKFAST-TABLE LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY The oval moulded twin-flap top above a mahogany-lined frieze drawer and a pair of concave-doors filled with gilt-chicken wire, with conforming sides and back panels, joined by an undertier, in square tapering legs with brass caps and castors, the drawer previously with divisions, the wire replaced 28 in. (71 cm.) high; 36 in. (91.5 cm.) wide, open; 27¼ in. (69 cm.) deep
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VAT rate of 17.5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer’s premium

Lot Essay

This table type was described as a 'Breakfast Table' in Thomas Chippendale's The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, 1754 (pl. 33). One such table was described in the 1765 inventory of Hackwood, Hampshire as a 'Mahogany Pembroke Table', while its 1795 inventory also noted it as having a 'wire closet under it' (sold from Hackwood Park, Christie's house sale, 20-22 April 1998, lot 250).
The present table's inlaid stringing features on a 'Secretary' pattern in Thomas Sheraton's The Cabinet-Maker's and Upholsterer's Drawing-Book, 1791-1794 and also appears on a closely related table sold anonymously, Christie's London, 11 November 1999, lot 76.

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