20 September 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A REGENCY MAHOGANY DRUM TABLE
The circular reeded black leather-lined top above four frieze drawers and four simulated frieze drawers, on a reeded spreading support, with downswept reeded legs brass caps and castors, three drawers locked, the underside with Bournemouth depository label (damaged), the spigot and handles replaced
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 42¾ in. (108.5 cm.) diam.
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The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘