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A Very Fine and Substantial Centre Table In the Louis XVIth Manner of Holland & Sons

A Very Fine and Substantial Centre Table In the Louis XVIth Manner of Holland & Sons

Dimensions: H: 30 in / 76.5 cm  |  W: 60 in / 152.5 cm |   D: 32 in / 81.5 cm

17517

Of exceptional quality, utilising beautifully grained woods, including Circassian walnut, thuya, purple heart and boxwood in the construction, and adorned with very finely cast, planished and gilded ormolu mounts; rising on four tapering turned and inlaid porcelain castor shod legs, conjoined by a shaped and stepped ‘X’ form stretcher, with a central vase stand, inlaid with a circular patera; the symmetrical shaped serpentine cross banded and inlaid top, richly dressed with ormolu running pearl banding and to the edges, a stylised ormolu gadroon; the apron housing two drawers, lined with quadrant mouldings. Circa 1850

Provenance; Whitbourne Hall, Worcester Family tradition believes the table was supplied by the London decorators, Cowtan & Company, who were absorbed into Colefax & Fowler in the 1970s.

REF No. 7874

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