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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A pair of George III 'Etruscan' painted demi-lune tables, circa 1790
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387

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A pair of George III 'Etruscan' painted demi-lune tables, circa 1790
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A pair of George III 'Etruscan' painted demi-lune tables, circa 1790

Catalogue Note

Designed in the 'Etruscan' manner, the present pair of tables relate to the output of Henry Clay (1772-d. 1812), the japanner and papier-mâché manufacturer of Birmingham and London. The decoration demonstrates the influence of Pierre François Hugues’s publication Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities from the Cabinet of the Hon. W. Hamilton His Britannick Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary an Plenipotentiary at the Court of Naples, which was used not only by japanners such as Clay, but also by manufacturers of porcelain such as Josiah Wedgwood.

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