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A George IV specimen marble centre table, circa 1820
on a parcel-gilt, ebony banded and rosewood base
78cm. high, 108cm. wide, 70cm. deep; 2ft. 6 3/4 in., 3ft. 6 1/2 in., 2ft. 3 1/2 in.
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Catalogue Note

The use of a fossilised Purbeck, Petitor and other marbles native to Devon suggests the present specimen top was possibly manufactured at the Woodley Marble Works. The first large scale working of the local marble began at the start of the 19th century and soon afterwards Daniel Woodley purchased ownership of the quarry at Petitor, Torquay.

For a table supplied by John Woodley of St Marychurch, Devon, circa 1844, see that sold Sotheby's London, 13 April 2011, lot 301. A further table, previously thought to be Italian but probably from the same Devon workshop, was acquired by William Courtenay, 10th Earl of Devon and sold Sotheby's London, Two Noble Collections, Powderham Castle and Seaton Delaval Hall, 29 September 2009, lot 51.

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