21 October 1999
A GEORGE II MAHOGANY TRIPOD TABLE
With a shaped scalloped top tilting above a birdcage and spirally-fluted baluster stem on cabriole legs headed by acanthus and ending in pointed pad feet
28in. (71cm.) high, 29in. (75cm.) diameter
Purchased from Hotspur Ltd., London, 28 April 1964 (655).
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