A Dutch 19th century walnut, fruitwood, ivory and mother of pearl inlaid table
Lot 147Y
A Dutch 19th century walnut, fruitwood, ivory and mother of pearl inlaid table
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,779) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Dutch 19th century walnut, fruitwood, ivory and mother of pearl inlaid table
the shaped sliding and reversible top centred by a medallion with a trompe l'oeil of intertwined cherubs, within a composition of scrolling foliage with a bird to each corner, opening to a leather lined backgammon board and compartment, the top sides inlaid with flowers, on spirally carved and turned baluster legs and stretchers on bun feet, 89cm wide, 58cm deep, 71.5cm high (35" wide, 22.5" deep, 28" high).

Footnotes

  • The central inlaid medallion of the three boys is taken from a painting by the Flemish painter Francis Floris (1520 - 1570) entitled The Seven Boys - An Allegory of the Pleiades (or Seven Stars).
    By turning this picture round and viewing it from different points, it will be found that though at first sight there appear to be only three boys in this group, there are really seven distinct bodies.
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