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An extremely rare and highly important brass and mother of pearl inlaid carved mahogany tripod table attributed to Frederick Hintz having a ten-lobed tip-up top with five-lobed centre dish divided by a shaped field finely inlaid with engraved mother of pearl and brass flowers and accentuated with fine brass line, supported on a fluted gun barrel column with spirally fluted knop; on three humanoid legs in breeches and shoes with inlaid brass buckles.

Note: There is only one other model with this unusual type of leg known. It is virtually identical and in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.



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  • Provenance

    Collection of edward James, West Dean Park, Sussex;
    until sale, Christie's 2,3 + 6 June 1983, lot 205;
    Anonymous sale Sotheby's, 1989;
    Pelham Galleries, London, 1994;
    Saul P. Steinberg collection, New York, until 2000;
    Private collection, New York.


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