January 19, 2017, 10:00 AM GMT
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 325: A GERMAN NEOCLASSICAL CARVED AND PARCEL-GILT CONSOLE TABLE, WESTPHALIA CIRCA 1775 |(120 views)
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Description: the shaped rectangular marble top above a frieze carved with roundels centred by rosettes and ribbon-tied swags, the canted corners with lion masks holding a leaf and grape swag, on fluted tapering legs; redecorated, damages
This rare console table is in near-distressed but overall solid condition. The marble top with marks and scratches consistent with age and use and the back-right corner broken, with one loss. The painted carved decoration with losses, cracquelure, and chips, most notably to the front and sides frieze, as visible in the catalogue photograph. In need of professional attention.
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Dimensions: 81cm. high, 85cm. wide, 38cm. deep; 2ft. 8in., 2ft. 9½in., 1ft. 3in.
Literature: A. Ludorff, Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler von Westfalen; Die Bau- und Kunstdenkmäler des Kreises Hörter, Munster, 1914, p. 119, ill. 1
H. Kreisel, Die Kunst des deutschen Mobels, Munich, 1973, vol. III, ill. 96
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