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A George III brass and mother-of-pearl inlaid mahogany supper table, circa 1760, in the manner of Frederick Hintz

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

A George III brass and mother-of-pearl inlaid mahogany supper table, circa 1760, in the manner of Frederick Hintz

A George III brass and mother-of-pearl inlaid mahogany supper table, circa 1760, in the manner of Frederick Hintz

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Property from the Collection of Sir Michael Smurfit

A George III brass and mother-of-pearl inlaid mahogany supper table, circa 1760, in the manner of Frederick Hintz


the lobed shaped tilt-top on a fluted and wrythen-carved column and cabriole legs with pad feet

73.5cm. high, 62cm. wide; 2ft. 5in., 2ft.½in.

In overall reasonable restored condition but would benefit from further attention. Top repolished, with repaired break to one edge and lifting to brass stinging to this site. Break to one leg at joint with columnar stem which will require restoration. Leg is currently very loose. Generally with minor chips, dents and scratches consistent with age and use.


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The design of the present table with its scalloped top inlaid with brass and mother-of-pearl is similar to a group of tables associated with the German-born cabinet-maker Johann Frederick Hintz, ( d.1776), examples of which are illustrated in Christopher Gilbert and Tessa Murdoch, John Channon and Brass-inlaid Furniture 1730-1760, 1993, pl. XXIV and figs. 149-150. Hintz traded at `The Porcupine', Newport Street, and on 22nd May, 1738 advertised a sale of `Choice Tea Boards, etc., all curiously [finely wrought] made and inlaid with fine Figures of Brass and Mother of Pearl. They will be sold at a very reasonable rate, the maker Frederick Hintz, designing soon to go abroad', ( G. Beard and C. Gilbert, eds., The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, Leeds, 1986, p.434). Similar furniture was produced by other cabinet-makers in London at this period, including Abraham Roentgen and John Channon, but Hintz is regarded as the foremost exponent of this style of workmanship (Gilbert & Murdoch, op. cit . pl. XXV & figs.16-17, 145-148, & 155: Ralph Edwards and Percy Macquoid, The Dictionary of English Furniture, rev. ed., 3 vols., 1954, vol. III, P.206, fig. 15; and Christopher Claxton Stevens and Stewart Whittington, 18th century English Furniture, The Norman Adams Collection, 1983, pp.288-289, illus.).