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A GEORGE IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND SPECIMEN MARBLE CENTRE TABLE
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A GEORGE IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND SPECIMEN MARBLE CENTRE TABLE

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A GEORGE IV ORMOLU-MOUNTED GILTWOOD AND SPECIMEN MARBLE CENTRE TABLE
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The circular top with gadrooned edge enclosing concentric rings of specimen marbles, centred by a Florentine pietra dura roundel of a bird perched on a tree, on a turned shaft with leaf-wrapped stem, on arched legs carved with lion's heads, on paw feet with countersunk brass castors, with label to the underside 'COOK 228 22.1'
31 in. (79 cm.) high; 35½ in. (90 cm.) diameter
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The table has a robust palm-and-acanthus wrapped pillar in the manner of 'Pillar and Claw Table' patterns illustrated in George Smith's, Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, 1808, pl. 69. The bacchic lion-monopodium of its tripod 'claw' relate to those of a chair pattern in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker, Upholsterer and General Artist's Encyclopaedia, 1804, pl. 12.
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