An extremely rare and fine quality mid 18th century Chippendale period carved mahogany tripod table of exceptional colour and patination, with moulded and waved border to the circular tip-up top with bird cage action; on turned and baluster support with bold cabriole legs carved on the knees with interlaced scrolling foliage and terminating in eagle’s claw and ball feet.
Herbert Cescinsky, English Furniture from Gothic to Sheraton, 1929 illus, p.319.
R. W. Symonds, Sandridgebury; the country residence of Mr. Percival Griffiths, Antiques, March, 1931.
R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, 1929 p.195, figs. 154 & 155.
Ralph Edwards and L.G. Ramsey, 'The Early Georgian Period 1714-1760', The Connoisseur Period Guides, 1957, pl. 15a.
Ronald Phillips Catalogue, 2005, p. 208.
Percival D. Griffiths, FSA, Sandrigebury, Kent.
Geoffrey Blackwell, Esq.
Mrs. Dorothy Hart, Her sale Christie's, London, 16 April 1964, lot 119, 1,200 guineas, to; Partridge Fine Arts, London, by whom sold to; Shreve, Crump & Lowe, by whom sold to; Private collection, Boston.
Private collection, London.
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