London, South Kensington
17 February 2008
AN IRISH REGENCY MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
The rounded reeded rectangular twin-flap top, above a pair of frieze drawers, one fitted with a green baize-lined writing slope and divisions, the reverse with a pair of simulated drawers, each divided and flanked by foliate and leaf tablets, on lyre end-supports and leaf-capped downswept legs with brass caps and castors joined by a turned stretcher, the later wooden handles stamped Heywood & Dixon. Patent
28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 64 in. (163 cm.) wide extended; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
Almost certainly supplied to John Smith-Barry (1793-1837), Fota House, Fota Island, County Cork, Ireland and by descent.
The Old Priory, Woodchester, Gloucestershire.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium, which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Artists, patrons and critics have argued for centuries over the right way to frame a painting. Ultimately, it’s a matter of personal taste, says Andrew Graham-Dixon
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who
Christie’s Decorative Arts and Design specialists reveal the people, places and spaces that spark their senses
Interior designer Robert Kime on how he came to acquire this magnificent tapestry — depicting a scene in the life of Alexander the Great — for just £7,500
From the Côte d’Azur to the Cayman Islands, 5 exclusive residences looking on to wonderful waterscapes — all from Christie’s International Real Estate
As Christie’s offers 178 works from his personal collection, the illustrator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory offers us a glimpse of his creative process