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One of a pair of pier tables and mirrors

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The design of these pier tables and mirrors suggests that they may have originated from the circle of architect Charles Heathcote Tatham (1772-1842), whose Grand Tour was sponsored by the architect Henry Holland (1745-1806). Holland used this same monopodium design on the fireplace in the Ante...

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Around 1800, possibly Thomas Bowes-Lyon, 11th Earl of Strathmore (b. 1773 - d. 1846), Redburn House, Hertfordshire (original commission?); possibly by descent to his son, Thomas George Lyon-Bowes, Lord Glamis (b. 1801 - d. 1834), and his wife, Charlotte (Grimstead) Bowes-Lyon, Lady Glamis (b. 1797 - d. 1881), Red House, Redbourn; possibly by descent within the family [see note 1]. 1982, H. Blairman and Sons, Ltd., London. John Aspinall (b. 1926 - d. 2000), London. 2004, H. Blairman and Sons, Ltd., London. Acquired on the London art market by Horace Wood Brock, New York; 2005, gift of Horace Wood Brock to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006) NOTES: [1] See the discussion in H. Blairman and Sons, "Furniture and Works of Art" (2004), cat. no. 1.

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Gift of Horace Wood Brock in memory of George J. Levy, M.B.E.

English (London), about 1800


Overall: 281.9 x 89.2 x 31.8 cm (111 x 35 1/8 x 12 1/2 in.)

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Gilded pine, rosewood, mirror glass, and bardiglio marble tops