4 March 2004
A MID-VICTORIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED WALNUT AND PARCEL-GILT CENTRE TABLE
IN THE MANNER OF HOLLAND & SONS, THE TOP ITALIAN, MID-19TH CENTURY
With inset octagonal pietra dura top inlaid with specimen and semi-precious stones including lapis lazuli with flowering and fruiting sprays framing ribbon-entwined shells on a black marble ground, the beaded frieze edged with egg-and-dart ornament and entrelacs on fluted supports carved with foliage framing a tazza of flowers, on scrolled quadripartite legs, with pressed metal label 'M293', repairs to feet
28½ in. (72.5 cm.) high; 31½ in. (80 cm.) diameter
Edward James Esq., West Dean Park, Chichester, West Sussex; sold Christie's house sale, 2, 3 and 6 June 1986, lot 432.
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A similar base appears on a table supplied by Holland & Sons to Mr. R.N. Thornton in 1868 (R.W. Symonds and B.B. Whineray, Victorian Furniture, London, 1962, figs. 166-168).
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