A Portuguese Baroque style brass-mounted rosewood library table, 19th century
Lot 65Y
A Portuguese 19th century, Baroque style, brass-mounted rosewood library table
Sold for £3,125 (US$ 5,106) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Portuguese Baroque style brass-mounted rosewood library table, 19th century
A Portuguese 19th century, Baroque style, brass-mounted rosewood library table
the rectangular top above three frieze drawers, raised on tapering ring and spiral turned legs joined by similar stretchers, on bun feet, with ivorine oval label to the back numbered 42 and stamped with Edward VII's cipher, a crown above ER VII, 129cm wide, 71cm deep, 83cm high (50.5" wide, 27.5" deep, 32.5" high).

Footnotes

  • It is possible that this table was once at Marlborough House, which was occupied by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, following his marriage to Alexandra of Denmark in 1863.

    It was here that Edward, known for his libidinous appetites and for nearly bankrupting a number of his old friends in his insistence on their lavishly entertaining him, hosted legendary balls, for which as many as fourteen-hundred invitations were issued. He established Marlborough House at the centre of fashionable society. Adapting to the changing spirit of the age, he counted among his circle - a group which came to be known as 'The Marlborough House Set' - not just landed English aristocrats but, for the first time, a new moneyed international class of industrialists and financiers, who welcomed a Royal association and devoted generous funds to maintain it.
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