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A George III mahogany and crossbanded five pedestal dining table
circa 1790
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 205,250 GBP
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315
A George III mahogany and crossbanded five pedestal dining table
circa 1790
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 205,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chatsworth: The Attic Sale

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A George III mahogany and crossbanded five pedestal dining table
circa 1790

the crossbanded top with boxwood strung border, each foot with inset brass hasp and castor and including an additional narrow conforming leaf and three modern additional plywood leaves, adding an extra 294cm. to the total length


73.5cm. high, 468cm. long (without extra leaves), 151.5cm. deep; 2ft. 5in., 15ft. 3½in., 4ft. 9¾in.
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Provenance

Ordered by William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire (1748-1811) for his new dining room at Chiswick

 

Literature

Chiswick House Inventory, 1811, recorded in The Small Inner Closet a Sett of Mahogany claw dining tables, banded, on Scrole claws in 5 pieces on castors;
Chiswick Inventory, 1863, p. 37 in the Dining Room;
Chiswick Inventory, 1869, p. 53 in the same room;
John Cornforth, Chatsworth, Derbyshire VIII, Country Life, August 29, 1968, p. 500;
The Duchess of Devonshire, Chatsworth -The House, London, 2002, p. 179, Illustrated in the Private Dining Room;
John Cornforth, Early Georgian Interiors, Yale, 2004, p. 43, illustrated in the Private Dining Room

Catalogue Note

The 5th Duke inherited Chiswick, the residence of his maternal grandfather, in 1765 but it was not until a decade later that he began to make alterations. Firstly Samuel Lapidge was engaged to soften the axial gardens and later, in 1788, it was decided to demolish the old Jacobean house entirely and add wings to Lord Burlington's Villa transforming it into a substantial house. The work was entrusted to John White who created sympathetic additions in a Burlingtonesque style. These new wings provided additional reception rooms and bedrooms. This table was acquired shortly after the completion of White's building as it is recorded in the inventories of the contents of the house after the 5th Duke's death in 1811. When Chiswick was given up the table was moved to their London home in Carlton Gardens and then taken to Chatsworth where it became the principal table in the Private Dining Room (formerly the Gold Drawing Room).

Chatsworth: The Attic Sale

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London