21 May 2015
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY TRAY-TOP TRIPOD TABLE
CIRCA 1760, THE BASE ASSOCIATED AND LATER CARVED
The shaped top with pieced baluster gallery and four pierced handles above a birdcage support, on a spirally-fluted shaft and cabriole legs headed by foliage and cartouches, on claw feet
28 in. (71 cm.) high; 20 in. (51.5 cm.) square
Mrs Margaret Alice Raphael, Christie's, London, 11 May 1967, lot 61.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 11 February 1999, lot 100.
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A similar serpentine and spindle-galleried tray was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 3 July 1997, lot 4. Another featured on a tripod table sold from the Samuel Messer Collection, in these Rooms, 5 December 1991, lot 71.
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