13 November 2003
A LOUIS XVI ORMOLU-MOUNTED MAHOGANY CONSOLE DESSERTE
Late 18th century
The shaped rectangular white marble top above a frieze drawer, on fluted columns joined by an undertier, on tapering feet, with fragmentary label to the underside of the marble top printed 'WATER(LOO?)'
34¾ in. (88 cm.) high; 33 in. (84 cm.) wide; 13½ in. (34 cm.) deep
Sir Cecil Beaton, C.B.E., Esq., Reddish House, Broadchalke, Wiltshire, sold Christie's house sale, 17 June 1980, lot 121 (£2,631).
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