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AN EARLY VICTORIAN OAK AND CEDAR LARGE CENTRE TABLE
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AN EARLY VICTORIAN OAK AND CEDAR LARGE CENTRE TABLE

MID-19TH CENTURY

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AN EARLY VICTORIAN OAK AND CEDAR LARGE CENTRE TABLE
MID-19TH CENTURY
The octagonal top banded in alternating woods, fitted with four drawers, on a turned column and carved quadripartite base with naturalistic legs carved with masks
28¼ in. (72 cm.) high; 68¼ in. (173 cm.) diam.
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The richly carved library table is designed in a picturesque Elizabethan fashion with its echinous-moulded top inlaid in ribbon-banded octagon compartments and its pillar supported on a truss-scrolled claw ’enriched with the chimerical winged-lions or griffin sacred to Apollo. Amongst those who published patterns for related Elizabethan/Renaissance furniture was Henry Whitaker, author of The Practical Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer’s Treasury of Designs, 1847; while the fashion was also promoted by antiquarians and the Wardour Street dealers.
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