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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY AND NEEDLEWORK TILT-TOP TRIPOD TABLE
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY AND NEEDLEWORK TILT-TOP TRIPOD TABLE

CIRCA 1740, THE ORIGINAL CIRCULAR TOP RE-SHAPED WHEN THE EARLIER NEEDLEWORK WAS APPLIED

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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY AND NEEDLEWORK TILT-TOP TRIPOD TABLE
CIRCA 1740, THE ORIGINAL CIRCULAR TOP RE-SHAPED WHEN THE EARLIER NEEDLEWORK WAS APPLIED
The oval top with an earlier panel of gros and petit-point polychrome silk and wool needlework depicting monkeys holding flowers, teacups, saucers, caddies, spoons, sugar-nips and other utensils within a foliate border, dated 1716X/EW & EIE, on baluster shaft and cabriole legs, the catch replaced
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 35 in. (89 cm.) wide; 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep
Provenance
Sir Philip Sassoon, Bt., Trent Park, Hertfordshire, recorded in the Large Drawing Room in 1939;
Thence by descent to his sister Sybil, Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley, Kensington Palace Gardens, London.
Anonymous sale (Property of a Lady of Title), Christie's London, 29 November 1979, lot 42.
The Hon. Simon Sainsbury.
Anonymous sale, Christie's London, 6 July 1995, lot 65.
Literature
'Trent Park - II', Country Life, 17 January 1931, p. 68, (illustrated in situ in the Drawing Room)
M. Harris & Sons, An Abridged Introductory Catalogue of Antique Furniture and Works of Art, London, p. 33

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Lot Essay

Such needlwork tripod tables are rare survivals. A similar walnut example from the collection of Sir Harold Wernher was exhibited in 'The Age of Walnut', Exhibition Catalogue, 1932, pp.43-44. A related table with canted rectangular top was exhibited by Phillips of Hitchin Ltd. at the Grosvenor House Fair, 1977 and illustrated in Connoisseur, 1977.
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