A late George III mahogany and ormolu mounted inverted serpentine pier table in the French taste
Lot 166
A late George III mahogany and ormolu mounted inverted serpentine pier table in the French taste
Sold for £2,125 (US$ 3,586) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A late George III mahogany and ormolu mounted inverted serpentine pier table
in the French taste
The shaped top with a pierced brass gallery to the front and sides, above a moulded frieze on turned reeded lotus carved legs headed by ormolu shuttered panels, on high toupie feet, with a printed depository label for Cooks of Peckham and printed with the name 'M.H Galsworth' and with fragments of hand written inventory label to the underside inscribed '*** Solari, 1895', 86.5cm wide, 83cm deep, 38cm high (34" wide, 32.5" deep, 14.5" high).

Footnotes

  • The combination of the milled gilt-brass mounts and gilt-brass pierced gallery relate to documented examples of furniture by the London cabinet-makers J. McLean & Son, illustrated in Christopher Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1996, pp. 314-315, pls. 593, 595 and 597. However the distinctive carved and turned legs here are not paralleled on any of McLean's known furniture (see S.Redburn, John McLean and Son, Furniture History 1978, pls. 32a-45b).
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