Sale 21SC03 | Lot 238

George II Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table

Catalogue: An Upper East Side Private Collection
George II Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table

Lot Details

Lot 238
George II Mahogany Drop-Leaf Table
Circa 1755
The rectangular top and leaves raised on blind- fret foliate- and bell-carved square legs ending in guttae feet, on sunk casters. Height 28 inches (71.2 cm), width 19 inches (48.3 cm), extended width 56 inches (142.2 cm), depth 48 inches (121.9 cm).

Provenance:
Asprey, London and exhibited at The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair, 1977.

In 1762, Mayhew and Ince published Universal System of Household Furniture, which included a plate showing designs for card-tables, one of which is carved with variations of chinoiserie fret ornament (pl. LII).

Tables featuring the similar fretwork design include a side table illustrated, G. Beard and J. Goodison, English Furniture 1500-1840, London, 1987, p. 135, fig. 5; a pair of serpentine card tables, sold Christie's, New York, 12 April 1996, lot 169; and a serpentine card table from Earl Howe's collection at Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire illustrated, M. Harris & Son, Antique Furniture and Works of Art, London, n. d. (c. 1930), p. 49).


C An Upper East Side Private Collection

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Sold for $5,355 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Beautiful quality timber and figure, fair condition, top bowed and flaps warped, age crack to one flap, old marks and scratches, small rectangular patches to corner edges of legs, center of underframing re-built, old worm damage, later corner blocks, table uneven and needing a shim to stand properly, later leg stops to undersides of flaps.


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Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Sold for $5,355 (includes buyer's premium)

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