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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CONSOLE TABLE, the semi-elliptical fossil marble top banded in red fossil marble and crossbanded with satinwood and ebonised lines, the frieze with simulated arcading and on slightly scrolled panelled legs headed by elongated stiff leaves and swag drapery joined by a pierced serpentine stretcher centred by a later draped urn, on paw feet, repairs to stretcher, the reverse with 1933 catalogue text and a newspaper cutting, possibly previously with decoration

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A GEORGE III MAHOGANY CONSOLE TABLE, the semi-elliptical fossil marble top banded in red fossil marble and crossbanded with satinwood and ebonised lines, the frieze with simulated arcading and on slightly scrolled panelled legs headed by elongated stiff leaves and swag drapery joined by a pierced serpentine stretcher centred by a later draped urn, on paw feet, repairs to stretcher, the reverse with 1933 catalogue text and a newspaper cutting, possibly previously with decoration
56in. (142cm.) wide; 33¾in. (86cm.) high; 21¼in. (54cm.) deep
Provenance
S. B. Winkworth, Esq., sold Sotheby's London, 28 April 1933, lot 787 Charles Huggins, Esq.
Literature
P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1926, vol. III, p. 272, fig. 57

Lot Essay

The herm and lion-footed legs derive from antique tripods and their successors, such as a design for a nymph-headed stand executed in the 1780s by the architect Henry Holland and now in the Metropoloian Museum of Art (see: J. Harris, Catalogue of British Drawings for Architecture and Decoration in American Collections, London, 1975)
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