George IV dining table up 310.4% on estimate at Christie's auction



2015-06-26 12:59:56

George IV dining table up 310.4% on estimate at Christie's auction

A $79,600 George IV dining table stole the show at Christie's An English Taste sale

A George IV mahogany dining table has taken the plaudits at Christie's An English Taste auction in London.

The three pedestal piece, produced around 1825, possibly in Ireland, sold for 49,250 ($79,600) at the September 26 sale, which consisted solely of items collected by renowned auctioneers and decorators Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz.

George IV table A 20th century replacement pedestal failed to dampen bidders enthusiasm

In doing so it beat its 12,000 high estimate by 310.4%, with bidders looking beyond an early 20th century replacement pedestal to appreciate the great beauty and historical merit of the piece.

The result is confirmation of the continuing draw of top range Georgian furniture. At Paul Fraser Collectibles we are delighted to offer several Georgian pieces to you today, including this superb George III era John Linnell antique cabinet.

The sale also featured a strong performance from an oak wardrobe, produced by Whytock & Reid in Edinburgh between 1920 and 1930.

It sold for 22,500 ($36,350), more than trebling its 5,000 high estimate.

A pair of circa 1924 Scottish limed-oak centre tables, produced for Liberty & Co after a design by Sir Robert Lorimer, came in well within estimate at 15,000 ($24,250).

Christie's Gemma Sudlow, in charge of the sale, commented: "Working with Robert Kime and Piers von Westenholz remains a privilege - their inimitable and complementary styles continue to excite international buyers - an active presence of private clients in the room, over 25 telephone lines busy throughout the sale, and scores of online bidders joined forces to see a sale result which doubled pre-sale expectations."

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