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A REGENCY BRASS AND BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
A REGENCY BRASS AND BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE

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A REGENCY BRASS AND BRONZE-MOUNTED MAHOGANY SIDE TABLE
The rectangular top above a panelled frieze, on turned tapering fluted legs each headed by a lion mask in a recessed circle, the back two masks in plaster, inscribed in chalk 'LZ346 2346 to go'
36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 71 in. (180 cm.) wide; 23 in. (59 cm.) deep

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The table, with fluted columnar legs, is conceived in the early 19th Century French antique style. Its sunk-tablet frieze, veneered in fine feather-figured mahogany, is flanked by bronze libation paterae that are embossed with bacchic lion masks derived from the Capitoline Museum's Egyptian lion antiquity. Similer paterae feature on a chimneypiece invented about 1802 for his Duchess Street mansion/museum by the connoisseur Thomas Hope (d. 1831) and illustrated in his Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807 (pl. 58).
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