An Australian full cedar centre table attributed to Andrew Lenehan circa 1850

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Lot 13
An Australian full cedar centre table attributed to Andrew Lenehan
circa 1850

AU$ 7,000 - 10,000
US$ 4,900 - 7,000
An Australian full cedar centre table attributed to Andrew Lenehan
circa 1850
The rectangular top with deep moulded edge and rounded corners above two foliate carved drawers, one opening to the front and one to the back, with a central cartouch above a gun barrel turned column with acanthus leaf decoration and lotus leaf collar, over a circular platform and raised on lions paw feet with recessed castors, 124cm wide, 63cm deep, 73cm high (48.5in wide, 24.5in deep, 28.5in high).

Footnotes

  • Note:
    Two similar tables with rosewood veneers and double supports can be seen in the entrance hall at Government House, Sydney. These were part of the original furniture commissioned for Government House from the workshop of Andrew Lenehan.

    References:
    Early Colonial Furniture in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land by Clifford Craig, Kevin Fahy and E. Graeme Robertson, page 195, plate 223.
    Australian Furniture Pictorial History and Dictionary 1788-1939, Kevin Fahy and Andrew Simpson, page 479, plate 547.
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