17 April 1997,
Price realised GBP 9,775
GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000
AN EARLY GEORGE II WALNUT CONCERTINA-ACTION TEA-TABLE
The eared rectangular feather-banded hinged top enclosing a veneered boxwood and ebony-banded surface above a frieze drawer on scrolled cabriole legs with pointed pad feet, restorations, locking mechanism to reverse moved from one side of back-rail to the other side
33¼ in. (84.5 cm.) wide; 27½ in. (17 cm.) high; 33¼ in. (84.5 cm.) deep, fully extended
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A related card-table with rounded eared top and shaped apron, was sold on behalf of the late Mrs. Mollie Ling, in these Rooms, 16 April 1981, lot 119.
The height of this lot is 27½ in. (71 cm.) and not as stated in the catalogue.
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France