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A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY CLOTHES-PRESS
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A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY CLOTHES-PRESS

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND PLUM-PUDDING MAHOGANY CLOTHES-PRESS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The rectangular cornice centred by a tablet above a pair of doors with ebony moulded panels between turned amaranth angles, enclosing six slides with mahogany fronts above two interior drawers, the base with two short and two long drawers between square amaranth angles, on square tapering feet, the lion-mask handles original, the back of the base section with fabric label inscribed 'Christie Esq.' and depository label for (T)ilbury's, Marylebone, inscribed 'Langham Christie, Esq. Preston Deanery No 3 Northampton Per Worcester & Stubb Boat'(?)
93½ in. (237.5 cm.) high; 55½ in. (141 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (57.5 cm.) deep
Provenance
Langham Christie, Esq., Preston Deanery, Northampton.
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Lot Essay

Epitomising Regency elegance in the French/antique fashion popularised by engravings issued by Thomas Sheraton (d.1806), this bedroom-apartment cabinet has Pompeian-pillars inlaid in trompe l'oeil flutes; while its Grecian cornice is enriched, like the doors, with superb 'marbled' and 'flamed' plum-pudding mahogany. The chest's ormolu rings are born by bas-relief bacchic lion-heads; while its herm-tapered legs echo the cornice's wreath of golden pearls tied in a Grecian-black ribbon.

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