A William and Mary kingwood, oyster veneered and ebony inlaid cabinet on a later stand Circa 1690, the cabinet in the manner of Thomas Pistor

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A William and Mary kingwood, oyster veneered and ebony inlaid cabinet on a later stand
Circa 1690, the cabinet in the manner of Thomas Pistor

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 13,784) inc. premium
A William and Mary kingwood, oyster veneered and ebony inlaid cabinet on a later stand
Circa 1690, the cabinet in the manner of Thomas Pistor
The reverse ogee moulded frieze above an ovolo frieze drawer, over a pair of doors inlaid with circular, demi-lune and spandrel shaped radiating medallions, enclosing nine drawers of various proportions, encompassing a door inlaid with a central radiating medallion, enclosing four recessed drawers, the later stand comprising one long drawer, on six spiral twist turned legs and bun feet, 122cm wide x 55cm deep x 183cm high, (48in wide x 21 1/2in deep x 72in high)

Footnotes

  • Please note the present lot also incorporates rosewood and thus is subject to the usual CITES regulations in relation to rosewood.
    Certain aspects of the oyster veneering on the offered lot mirror those which appear on a kingwood escritoire inscribed: 'Mr Thomas Pistor, Ludgate Hill, London', formerly housed at Buxted Park, East Sussex. This escritoire is visible in a photograph of the drawing room at Buxted Park that formed part of a 1950 article in Country Life magazine. Such oyster veneering is also the dominant characteristic on two kingwood cabinets-on-chests offered by W.R. Harvey and Co. Antiques, as well as on another cabinet which featured in a sale last year at The Pedestal, Moor Park.

    The shared elements between these aforementioned examples and the cabinet section of the present lot are; the waved oyster pattern on the frieze drawers; radiating circular, demi-lune, spandrel and 'heart-shaped' veneers; along with comparable cornice and waist mouldings.

    Although two people called Thomas Pistor, evidently father and son, were cabinet makers, it is only documented that one of these worked at The Cabinet, Ludgate Hill from 1694 until 1711. However it seems highly likely that one or perhaps both individuals produced furniture before 1694 as well.

    Literature
    C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840, 1996, Leeds, p. 44.
    Country Life, 11 August, 1950.
    G. Savill & S. Stratton, The Pedestal, Moor Park, 14 March 2017, footnote for lot 27.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the present lot also incorporates rosewood and thus is subject to the usual CITES regulations as detailed in the front of the sale catalogue.
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A William and Mary kingwood, oyster veneered and ebony inlaid cabinet on a later stand Circa 1690, the cabinet in the manner of Thomas Pistor
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