19 July 2000,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,875
GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
An early Victorian stained pine and parcel-gilt console table
with a rectangular simulated Siena marble top, above a shaped foliate and scroll-carved frieze centred by a mask, on acanthus wrapped hairy cabriole legs with hoof feet and with beaded panelled rear supports, with inscription to the underside of the top James Matthews, Scagliola Marble Maker, 41 ... St. Brighton
See Colour Plate 1
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James Matthews is listed in 1822 at 62, Richmond Row, Brighton, trading as a plasterer.
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