pier table


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a low table set below a pier glass

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On a pier table of around 1700 one would expect to find a top of brecciated marble, such as Sarrancolin or marbre d'Antin from quarries in the Pyrenees, with the marble cut more thinly and with a moulded edge and without the wide overlap over the frame at either end found at Petworth.
If the pier table is largely of the late Louis XIV period, a small gilt-bronze clock in the Little Dining Room, likewise of uncertain provenance, is very much of the transitional period between the Louis XV and Louis XVI styles (Fig.
10) The scene of 'La Negresse portee dans un hamac' includes two figures of monkeys in palm trees, which inspired the carved monkeys and palm trees above the doors and the monkey perched on the original pier table support carved by Cuenot.
The more traditional furniture includes a fine George III mahogany triple pillar dining table with three-section top and two leaves (estimate pounds 4,000/6,000), a William IV carved figured mahogany secretaire bookcase (pounds 2,500/3,500), a Regency figured mahogany linen press (pounds 1,000/1,500) and a George III inlaid example (pounds 1,800/2,500), two George III figured mahogany sideboards (pounds 700/1,000 and pounds 1,500/1,800), a fine Sheraton period pair of inlaid satinwood demi-lune pier tables (pounds 3,000/4,000), a Victorian inlaid burr walnut piano-front davenport desk (pounds 800/1,200),as well as a selection of chests, sets of chairs and a good Victorian lacquered brass double bedstead (pounds 300/500).