Lot 367: A WILLIAM IV GILT BRONZE MOUNTED SIMULATED ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT OVAL LIBRARY TABLE, CIRCA 1835 |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: on a ring turned stem and quatrefoil platform with acorn feet, with label to underside Brynkinalt RM, distressed
An interesting table in country house condition. There have been a number of estate repairs to the underside of the top which has secured it and two metal brackets to the underside of the base. The surface of the top is distressed with one central crack to the leather which can be seen in the catalogue photograph. There is a section of moulding to the edge of the top which has been lost measuring approximately 10cm in length. A further are of the moulding to the very edge of the table has been crudely restored with two modern screws which may benefit from professional attention. There are some losses to the simulated rosewood to the stem of the base and the quatrefoil stretcher. This is a stylish table which will benefit from some light workshop conservation.
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Most probably purchased by The Hon. Charlotte Fitzroy, Viscountess Dungannon (1767 – 1828) for Brynkinalt Hall, Denbighshire during her extensive remodelling of the house in the first quarter of the 19υth century;
Thence by descent.
Dimensions: 71cm. high, 125cm. wide, 107cm. deep; 2ft. 4in., 4ft. 1¼in., 3ft. 6in.