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.
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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