London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
A ROYAL GERMAN GILT-BRASS AND RED TORTOISESHELL-MOUNTED TULIPWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT 'MOORISH' SIDE TABLE
With a portor marble top above three frieze drawers and a pierced strapwork apron, the back panels with applied crescent moons, stars and brass calligraphy, with taperings legs on plinth base, stencilled to back 'EA3467GB' and with pencil inscription in centre drawer '...Marienburg...'
36 in. (92 cm.) high; 60 in. (153 cm.) wide; 20¾ in. (53 cm.) deep
Supplied to George V of Hanover (d.1878) for Schloss Marienburg, Hanover and by descent in the Royal House of Hanover to Ernst, Prince of Hanover, until sold Sotheby's house sale, 5-15 October 2005, lot 3107.
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The inscription translates as 'And there is no conqueror except of Allah/God', a phrase frequently used by the Nasrids, who ruled Granada between 1232 and 1492, and whose legacy includes most notably the Alhambra palace.
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