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A MID-VICTORIAN STAINED OAK LIBRARY TABLE
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A MID-VICTORIAN STAINED OAK LIBRARY TABLE

MID-19TH CENTURY, IN THE RENAISSANCE STYLE

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A MID-VICTORIAN STAINED OAK LIBRARY TABLE
MID-19TH CENTURY, IN THE RENAISSANCE STYLE
With two short frieze drawers in the frieze, on foliate carved baluster legs
69 in. (175.5 cm.) wide
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The library table, with reeded and acanthus flowered pillars and its embossed cartouches guarded by poetic winged and serpent-tailed chimerae, is richly carved in a picturesque Elizabethan/mediaeval fashion. It reflects the romantic style introduced to Wales in the 1840s by antiquarians such as Colonel Robert Myddelton Biddulph in his Renaissance ’aggrandisement of the Castle rooms-of-entertainment at Chirk under the direction of the Palace of Westminster architect A.W.N. Pugin and court decorator and furnisher J.G. Crace (see Christie'’s sale at Chirk Castle 21 June 2004, Lots 156-158). Related patterns featured in Henry Whitaker'’s, The Practical Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer’s Treasury of Designs, 1847.
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