19 November 2009,
Price realised GBP 3,250
GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
A GEORGE III SATINWOOD AND MARQUETRY OVAL TRAY
LATE 18TH CENTURY
With scalloped edge and crossbanded in kingwood and centred by a shell, with brass carrying-handles, the sycamore and inlaid stringing around the shell replaced
33½ x 23½ in. (84 x 60 cm.)
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A very similar tray, but with a sabicu veneer with a large-scale shell, was sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 8 June 2006, lot 66 (£5,400).
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