Sale 18LV01 | Lot 209

George IV Mahogany Library Table

Catalogue: The Noel & Harriette Levine Collection

Lot Details

Lot 209
George IV Mahogany Library Table
Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1829
The blue leather lined rectangular top with outset canted corners, above a frieze with elongated paneled quatrefoils and a drawer opening to a leather lined writing surface rising on a ratchet and with a fitted interior, over cupboard doors enclosing shelves and eight small drawers fitted with locks, the corners carved with clustered columns with foliate capitals, the sides with arched Gothic tracery, drawer stamped Gillows, Lancaster, the lock stamped J Bramah, 14 Piccadilly. Height 30 inches (76.2 cm), width 65 inches (1.65 m), depth 40 3/4 inches (1.03 m).
Beriah Botfield (1807-1863), Norton Hall, Northamptonshire
Thence by descent to Viscount Weymouth
Sold, Pierce Thorpe and Marriott, Northampton, December 1944, lot 357
Pariridge Fine Art Ltd., London
Acquired from the above, 1998

Partridge Fine Art Ltd., London, Handbook, 1998, No. 28, p. 68, illustrated, p. 69, 'A Mahogany Library Table by Gillows of Lancaster 1829' and Deborah Lambert, ibid., 'A Library Table for a Bibliophile', pp. 70-75

C The Noel and Harriette Levine Collection

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $56,250 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Superb quality, wonderful timber, mahogany secondary woods throughout, including drawers and slides to interior of cupboard, very good restored condition, appearing to retain its original morocco leather top, now with old marks and scratches, scuffs, and an age crack to the back right corner along the lines of construction underneath, slight sunfading to top which is slightly lighter than base but commensurate with age, slight losses to interior molding of right door, reading panel on ratchet support slightly warped, leather panel to drawer appearing to retain its original color and with age cracks along lines of construction underneath, lacking sander bottle to drawer, sides of sliding shelves with age cracks probably emanating from the dovetails above but not able to determine, scuffs to plinth.

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Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Sold for $56,250 (includes buyer's premium)

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