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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A George III harewood, tulipwood and satinwood marquetry and giltwood demi-lune table, circa 1770, in the manner of Christopher Furlohg
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE WILLIAM 'BILL' TILLMAN

A George III harewood, tulipwood and satinwood marquetry and giltwood demi-lune table, circa 1770, in the manner of Christopher Furlohg
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A George III harewood, tulipwood and satinwood marquetry and giltwood demi-lune table, circa 1770, in the manner of Christopher Furlohg
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84cm. high, 128cm. wide, 45.5cm. deep; 2ft. 9in., 4ft. 2½in., 1ft. 6in.
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Catalogue Note

With its stylised floral tendrils and inset figural roundel this table bears the hallmarks of the Swedish émigré craftsmen Christopher Furlohg (d. 1790). Known to have worked for John and William Linnell, Furlohg's known work is characterised by a high neoclassical design and exceptional quality of timber. The intricate floral inset banded border to the present table relates closely to a commode attributed to Furlohg illustrated in Lucy Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994, p. 145, fig. 145.

The Paris-trained Swedish ébéniste Christopher Furlogh (d. c. 1790) is first recorded in 1767. In that year he signed a vase-embellished commode at Castle Howard, Yorkshire, which is thought to have been executed by Furlogh at the start of his London career with the Berkeley Square cabinet-makers William and John Linnell, and before the establishment of his Tottenham Court Road workshops and court appointment as 'Cabinet-maker, Inlayer and Ebeniste' to George, Prince of Wales, later George IV. Furlogh's own furniture and the stock-in-trade of his Gerrard Street house was sold by Christie's on 21 February 1787 and described as consisting of a 'Great variety of Elegant Mahogany and Sattin-Wood articles, curiously [finely] Inlaid, several of which are on a new Construction, such as Bookcases, Commodes...' (G. Beard and C. Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, Leeds, 1986, pp. 323-325).

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