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Exhibition Quality Marquetry Centre Table

In the manner of GILLOWS OF LANCASTER & LONDON (worked 1730-1903)

England | c. 1860
The material includes satinwood, sycamore, stained sycamore, maple, purple heart and boxwood. The top with central panel depicting a fox and a crane with vase in an Arcadian landscape. This panel is surrounded by extensive stylised flowering foliate marquetry and flanked by two classically formed Bacchanalian masks. The whole with multiple border terminating in a leaf carved ormolu moulding. The continuous lattice work frieze enclosing two mahogany lined drawers above further ormolu moulding. The four tapering supports inlaid with panels of harebells and united by a banded and ormolu mounted stretcher with a central marquetry flowerhead.

Width: 51 ½” (131cm); Depth: 29 ½” (75cm); Height: 29” (74cm).

Aesops Fables: The Fox and the Crane

A fox invites the stork to eat with him and provides soup in a bowl which the fox can lap up easily, however the stork cannot drink with its beak. The stork then invites the fox to a meal which is served in a narrow-necked vessel. It is easy for the stork to access but impossible for the fox. The moral of the story is that the trickster must accept trickery in return. Do unto others what one would wish for oneself.

£16500.00