A Regency rosewood, ebonised, parcel gilt and ormolu mounted console table  in the manner of George Smith
Lot 175Y
A Regency rosewood, ebonised, parcel gilt and ormolu mounted console table in the manner of George Smith
£12,000 - 15,000
US$ 20,000 - 25,000
amended
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A Regency rosewood, ebonised, parcel gilt and ormolu mounted console table  in the manner of George Smith A Regency rosewood, ebonised, parcel gilt and ormolu mounted console table  in the manner of George Smith
Lot Details
A Regency rosewood, ebonised, parcel gilt and ormolu mounted console table
in the manner of George Smith
The rectangular black slate marble top above a frieze centred by an Apollo mask paterae flanked by lotus and anthemion mounts and stars, on winged leopard monopodiae with stylised lotus collars terminating in paw feet, with a mirror plate backing and inverted plinth base, 128.5cm wide, 41cm deep, 95cm high (50.5" wide, 16" deep, 37" high).

Footnotes

  • The ormolu mounting with the Apollo's head roundel and stylised palmette related to the style of mounted favoured by Mount Street cabinet-makers March and Tatham, whose mounted have been linked to the French Bronze-founder Alexis Decaix of Old Bond Street. Related friezes appear on a pair of bookcases thought to have been supplied for Henry, 3rd Marquis of Lansdowne for either Bowood, Wiltshire or Lansdowne House, London and sold Christie's, 14 June 2001, lot 174. Similar mounts appear on a bookcase by Marsh and Tatham supplied to George IV at Windsor in 1806 (RCIN 21705), illustrated in H.Roberts, For the Kings Pleasure, The Furnishing and Decorating of George IV's Apartments at Windsor Castle, London 2001, p.333, fig.414.

    The monopodia reflect the 'antique' taste prevalent in England at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries and encouraged by Charles Heathcote Tatham's Etchings of Ancient Ornamental Architecture drawn from the originals in Rome...1794-6, published in 1801.

Saleroom notices

  • Provenance: Lady Janet Elizabeth Reiss (1924-2000) formerly at her home in Rutland. Lady Reiss was previously married to Garry Twemlow Booth-Jones (1925-1971), a descendant of the Booths of Twemlow and Chairman of the St. Simon Bloodstock Agency who lived at Hale Park, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Lady Reiss married the industrialist Sir John Reiss (1909-1989) in 1951. Sir John was previously married to the British actress Ambrosine Phillpotts (1912-1980) and was the Chairman of Blue Circle Cement.
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