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.

Literature: Illustrated:
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.


  • Provenance

    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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