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PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A George II mahogany console table
mid 18th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,960 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
247

PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

A George II mahogany console table
mid 18th century
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,960 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important English Furniture

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A George II mahogany console table
mid 18th century
with a later rectangular Siena marble top, the apron to the frieze with  carved foliage, raised on curved dolphin supports and a platform
81cm. high, 85cm. wide, 48cm. deep; 2ft. 8in., 2ft. 9½in., 1ft. 6¾in.
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Catalogue Note

The present table relates to a design by William Jones illustrated in The Gentleman or Builder`s Companion, 1739, pl. 27. Primarily an architect, Jones followed in the tradition of William Kent and was responsible, among other buildings, for the celebrated rotunda in the pleasure gardens at Ranelagh, Chelsea, a rallying point for fashionable London society in the mid 18th century. The designs contained in The Gentleman or Builder`s Companion were originally published in 1736 as an appendix to James Smith`s Specimens of Ancient Carpentry , but were issued separately three years later and played a significant part in the dissemination of the Palladian style, being among the earliest published collections by any furniture designer.

 

Important English Furniture

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London