A 17th Century and later oak trestle table
Lot 800
A 17th Century and later oak trestle table Provenance: The Old Palace, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Sold for £9,960 (US$ 16,552) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Oak sale Chester
9 Sep 2010 10:00 BST

Auction 18118
Lot Details
A 17th Century and later oak trestle table
Provenance: The Old Palace, Hatfield, Hertfordshire
The twin plank top raised on a pair of trestle end supports, each with diagonal struts on sledge feet, joined by a rectangular-section stretcher, 347.5cm long x 80cm wide x 69cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: With original 1963 receipt from S. W. Wolsey, Buckingham Gate, London, for £500, stating 'formerly in the Old Palace, Hatfield, Hertfordshire'.

    The present Old Palace at Hatfield was built in the last decades of the 15th Century by John Morton, Bishop of Ely, but a mansion had stood on the site for at least two hundred years before then. Morton's palace was used by Henry VIII in the next century as a home for his children, most notably his daughter Elizabeth I, and it was there, in November 1558, that she received word of her accession to the throne. Three wings of the Old Palace were demolished after 1607 when Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, began building a grander residence - the present Hatfield House - on an adjacent site, and for three centuries thereafter the Old Palace served as stables for the new house. The only remnant of the Old Palace consists of one long range, comprising the great hall from which this lot is reputed to have come.
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