19 May 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A NORTH EUROPEAN HARDSTONE-INLAID ORMOLU AND BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY, TULIPWOOD, EBONY, PARQUETRY AND MARQUETRY SIDE TABLE
LATE 18TH CENTURY, THE HARDSTONE PROBABLY ASSOCIATED
The eared rounded rectangular top with central bird on cherry branch framed by a trellis with stars to the corners, above a conforming frieze with drawer to one side, on cabriole legs headed by a roundel and terminating in sabots, replacements in paste to the roundels to top of legs, left back leg partially reveneered, partially remounted, the drawer inscribed to underside J-78X, the frame with paper label inscribed 4983
29 in. (74 cm.) high, 25½ in. (65 cm.) wide, 15¼ in. (39 cm.) deep
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 4 November 1992, lot 125.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 22-23 October 2003, lot 575.
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