George III Period Carved Mahogany Pedestal

//George III Period Carved Mahogany Pedestal

George III Period Carved Mahogany Pedestal

£3,250.00

George III period carved mahogany pedestal of lovely honey colour with old patinated surfaces, circa 1770.

D 17”
W 17’’
H 35”

BHA 1128

£3250

Description

George III period carved mahogany pedestal of lovely honey colour with old patinated surfaces, circa 1770.

The front opening cupboard is centred by a fine flame mahogany oval. The hinged rising top reveals a cellarette recess with a single shelf below. The door is flanked by fluted tapering pilasters below a fluted frieze centred by a well carved Adam urn and swags of trailing husk, all in the neoclassical taste. Standing on a boldly moulded plinth of inverted breakfront form.
A sophisticated, high quality and useful addition to any interior. These fine 18th century pedestals or plinths were first introduced circa 1760, often as stands for cutlery urns, vases or sculptures etc.

Ref:
‘The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture’ by Ralph Edwards CBE FSA, Hamlyn Publ, Fourth Impression, London, 1972, p. 475, ill. 13 & pp. 480 & 481.

Illustr. M. Harris & Sons, ‘A Catalogue and Index of Old Furniture and Works of Decorative Art’, 1932, p. 393.
Compare: The Paxton House dining room pedestals 1774-1776, Paxton, Berwick-on-Tweed, TD15 1SZ.

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