30 June - 1 July 2015
A GEORGE III INLAID MAHOGANY RENT TABLE
With later leather circular top centered by a spring activated compartment above eight lettered and numbered drawers, on a columnar base with a cupboard door enclosing a shelf
31 ½ in. (80 cm.) high, 42 in. (106.5 cm.) diameter
With Moss Harris and Sons, London.
The Moller Collection; Sotheby's, London, 18 November 1993, lot 128.
Acquired from Mallett, London.
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The Antique Collector, July 1939, publicity pages.
R. W. Symonds, Furniture Making in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century England, 1955, p. 138, pl. 184.
L. Synge, Mallett Millenium, London, 1999, p. 114, fig. 121.
The celebrated collection of English furniture formed by Eric Moller (d.1988) was one of several formed in the 1940s and 1950s under the expert, almost mythical, guidance of the furniture historian R. W. Symonds. Moller's collection formed the basis of Symonds' 1955 book Furniture Making in 17th and 18th Century England which became a benchmark reference for English furniture scholars. A large proportion of Moller's collection at Thorncombe Park in Surrey, the historic home he purchased in 1943 which prompted his start as a collector, was sold at Sotheby's London, 18 November 1993.
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