A large and impressive George IV carved mahogany Hall Table
Lot 143
A large and impressive George IV carved mahogany Hall Table
Sold for £ 9,600 (US$ 12,281) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large and impressive George IV carved mahogany Hall Table
A large and impressive George IV carved mahogany Hall Table
the rectangular pink granite top above an ogee moulded frieze on anthemion and trailing bellflower carved trussed scrolls with lotus leaves and carved paterae, on acanthus leaf scroll feet, 274cm wide, 94cm deep, 95cm high (107.5in wide, 37in deep, 37in high).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Commissioned by Sir John Yarde-Buller (1799-1871) for Lupton House, Churston Ferrers, Devon.

    Sir John Yarde-Buller, 1st Baron Churston of Churston Ferrers and Lupton was born at Dilhorne Hall in Staffordshire and succeeded to the title of 3rd Baronet Buller in 1833. He became Member of Parliament for South Devon in 1833 and obtained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1845 with the South Devon Militia. He was created 1st Baron Churston of Churston Ferrers and Lupton in 1858. His second wife was Caroline Newman, the daughter of Sir Robert William Newman of Mamhead House which had been designed by the architecht Anthony Salvin in 1826.

    Lupton House was sold by Charles Mayne to Sir Francis Buller in 1788. In 1843 the house was remodelled for his son Sir John Yarde-Buller by the architect George Wightwick (1802-1872). Wightwick trained as an architect and was apprenticed to Edward Lapidge of Grosvenor Square. After undertaking a Grand Tour in 1828, he published privately his Select Views of Roman Antiquities and in 1827 gained employment with Sir John Soane as companion and amanuensis, although the two men had a somewhat acrimonious working relationship, it was to prove a useful friendship for Wightwick. Wightwick later established himself in Plymouth working extensively in the West Country with commissions including Stonehouse for the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Other projects included Calverleigh Court at Tiverton and Watermouth Castle near Ilfracombe. His work on country houses took him into Cornwall where he designed Luxtowe in Liskeard and Trevarno near Helston. Lupton House was badly damaged in 1926 after a fire devastated the upper floors and was rebuilt without its upper storey. The Yarde-Bullers sold Lupton after the fire and in the course of the 20th century was used as both a hotel and a private school.
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