London, South Kensington
13 September 2005
A FRENCH EMPIRE ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY BOUILLOTTE TABLE
FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
With a black fossil marble top with a moulded edge on a spreading concave sided triangular base mounted with nereids and with foliate and lotus scroll feet, minor losses, the nereid mounts probably original, the underside of the marble top with a Maples Depository label stamped 'Mrs Solomon'
29in. (74cm.) high, 32in. (81cm.) diameter
Purchased by Angus McBean in 1946.
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D.Winsor,'Photo Finish', The World of Interiors, June 1983, pg.154. Robin Muir, 'The Legacy of Angus', The World of Interiors, September 2005.
This table decorated Angus McBean's Empire room at 12 Devonshire Terrace, Brighton between 1948-1950 and later his houses at Gibson Square, Islington and Flemings Hall, Eye, Suffolk.
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