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A WILLIAM IV SPECIMEN MARBLE, GILTWOOD AND MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE
A WILLIAM IV SPECIMEN MARBLE, GILTWOOD AND MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE
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A WILLIAM IV SPECIMEN MARBLE, GILTWOOD AND MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE

CIRCA 1830

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A WILLIAM IV SPECIMEN MARBLE, GILTWOOD AND MAHOGANY CENTRE TABLE
CIRCA 1830
The associated circular top centred by a medallion depicting Pliny's Doves, bordered by malachite and with a brass edge, on a pedestal modelled as entwined dolphins and a concave-sided tricorn base decorated with ormolu and gilt lines, on cabochon-studded feet, with brass anti-friction castors
30½ in. (78 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) diameter

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The drawing-room centre-table is supported by embowed dolphins evoking the history of the poet Arion who, in Greek myth, was rescued from pirates by dolphins. The 'French' fashioned design was invented during the reign of King George IV and featured in Rudolph Ackermann's The Repository of Arts, May, 1825.
A related dolphin-supported marble table was sold Christie's, New York, 15 October 1994, lot 416 and at one time furnished Moccas Court, Herefordshire (see J.Fowler and J.Cornforth, English Decoration in the Eighteenth Century, London, 1978, p. 143, fig. 123).

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