A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS
A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS
A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS
A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS
A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS
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Property from an Important Private Collection

A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS

Estimate: 20,000 - 40,000 GBP

Property from an Important Private Collection

A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS

Estimate: 20,000 - 40,000 GBP

Lot Sold:25,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection

A GEORGE II GREY PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, CIRCA 1755, IN THE MANNER OF PAUL SAUNDERS


the original serpentine Sienna marble top above a carved and pierced foliate frieze on the diaper ground, on conjoined scroll supports, the left leg bearing a metal inventory label numbered LK8649, redecorated, restorations

83cm. high, 112cm. wide, 60cm. deep; 2ft. 8¾in., 3ft. 8in., 1ft. 11¾in.

Condition Report

Overall in good restored condition. The painted and parcel gilt decoration largely refreshed. With minor chips and losses. One noticeable loss to carved detail to foliate swag on left return. The siena top with repaired break which has been well executed and does not detract. The table with the inventory number: LK8649. Well drawn and well carved.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Possibly commissioned by James Unwin (1717-1774) for Wootton Lodge, Staffordshire;

Brigadier General Sir Hill Child, until sold from Wootton Lodge in the late 1950s/early 1960s (see fig. 1);

Acquired from Ronald Phillips Ltd.

Literature

'Wootton Lodge II, Country Life, London, 1959, Vol. CXXV, p. 522.

Catalogue Note

The present lot relates to the output of cabinet-makers established by Paul Saunders (1722-71), who in partnership with George Smith Bradshaw (d.1812) were involved in completing the furnishing of Petworth, Sussex, Holkham Hall, Norfolk and Hagley, Worcestershire. A pair of console tables at Hagley forms the best point of comparison for the present lot and its attribution to Saunders (John Cornforth, Early Georgian Interiors, Yale, 2004, p. 305, illus. 418). Sharing the same elaborate rococo carving to the frieze and legs, both tables are parcel gilt with white under coat which accentuates the flowing pastoral motifs used in the rococo carvings.

STYLE: Private Collections
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