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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WINE COOLER
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WINE COOLER
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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WINE COOLER

ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HODSON, CIRCA 1740

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A GEORGE II MAHOGANY WINE COOLER ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HODSON, CIRCA 1740 With gadrooned body above a flowerhead and foliate-carved apron, on acanthus scroll-headed legs and lion's-paw feet, later copper liner 21 in. (53 cm.) high; 28 ½ in. (72 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep
Provenance
With Hotspur, London.
The Jerome C. Newhoff Collection; sold Sotheby’s, New York, 25 January 1986, lot 194.
Anonymous sale (Property of a Lady); Christie's, New York, 21 October 2014, lot 57.
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This gadrooned cellaret, wrapped with Roman acanthus, is conceived in the George II 'antique' manner, its form derived from a Roman marble bath and wine-krater vase. It can be identified with a small group of similar design, attributed to the London cabinet-maker John Hodson (d. 1786). The Hodson attribution is based on the 'neat mahogany cistern' he supplied to the 2nd Duke of Atholl for Blair Castle, Scotland in 1738, which remains at the house (A. Coleridge, 'John Hodson and some Cabinet-Makers at Blair Castle', Connoisseur, April 1963, p. 225, fig. 4). Hodson's sizeable commissions for the 2nd Duke, as well as other distinguished clients including Lord Monson and the Earl of Leicester at Holkham Hall, prove him to be a cabinet-maker of good skill. His billhead proclaimed his 'great variety of all sorts of furniture in the neatest and most fashionable manner'.
Other cellarets from this identifiable group include: two sold by the collector H.J. Joel at Childwickbury, Christie's house sale, 15 May 1978; others are illustrated in J. Lee, 'Lion Claw Wine Coolers,' Apollo, May 1952, p. 133, fig. 1; two with the London dealer Hotspur (Coleridge, op. cit., figs. 4-5); a further early identical example illustrated in L. Synge, Mallett Millennium, London, 1999, p. 109, pl. 113; and a further example sold at Christie’s, New York, 14-15 April 2011, lot 478.

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