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A KINGWOOD ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT, 19TH CENTURY, IN THE LOUIS XV STYLE

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A KINGWOOD ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT, 19TH CENTURY, IN THE LOUIS XV STYLE

IN THE MANNER OF EDWARD HOLMES BALDOCK

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A KINGWOOD ORMOLU AND PORCELAIN MOUNTED MARQUETRY BUREAU PLAT, 19TH CENTURY, IN THE LOUIS XV STYLE In the manner of Edward Holmes Baldock The rectangular top crossbanded in tulipwood with scrolls and inset with a panel of tooled leather with gadrooned floral border and clasps to the ankles, the frieze inset with Sevres style apple green ground and floral porcelain plaques and oval plaques framed by foliate spray mounts containing a central cedar-lined drawer, on cabriole legs with foliate ornament to the knees and terminating in scroll sabots 38in. (97cm.) wide, 24in. (61cm.) deep, 30¼in. (77cm.) high
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Edward Holmes Baldock (d.1845), listed in Hanway Street from 1808 as an 'ornamental China-dealer' and 'Foreign China Antique Furniture Warehouse [man]'. Dealing in 'Sevre, Dresden, Oriental and Antique Furniture', he was patronised by George IV and held appointments as 'Purveyor of China' to both William IV and Queen Victoria. He is famed for this decorateive style of 'new or improved' furniture, since entitled 'Baldock Sevres'. He may have acquired some of his furniture from Paris through the dealer George Gunn and amongst the most celebrated patrons of 'Baldock Sevres' in the 1830s was the Earl of Lowther and the Duke of Buccleuch (see G. de Bellaigue, 'Edward Holmes Baldock', Connoisseur, Aug. and Sept. 1975.

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