Two remarkable Elizabeth I joined oak three-tier buffets, made ensuite, circa 1580-1600  (2)

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Lot 18TP
Two remarkable Elizabeth I joined oak three-tier buffets, made ensuite, circa 1580-1600

Sold for £ 143,000 (US$ 186,976) inc. premium
Two remarkable Elizabeth I joined oak three-tier buffets, made ensuite, circa 1580-1600
Each with fully carved front and side rails, the upper and central rails respectively carved with flower-filled and roundel/whorl-filled guilloche, the lower rails with leaf-filled lunettes, the turnings of the front supports of similar shape, namely inverted-baluster on ball-turning over inverted-baluster on reel-turning, but with differences in their carved design, one buffet with fluted-carved supports, the other with stylized leaf-carved supports, 123cm wide x 47cm deep x 122cm high, (48in wide x 18.5in deep x 48in high) (2)

Footnotes

  • Although there are differences in the design of the carving to the front supports of each buffet they were undoubtedly made at the same time, almost certainly in the same workshop, and are intrinsically a pair.
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Two remarkable Elizabeth I joined oak three-tier buffets, made ensuite, circa 1580-1600  (2)
Two remarkable Elizabeth I joined oak three-tier buffets, made ensuite, circa 1580-1600  (2)
Two remarkable Elizabeth I joined oak three-tier buffets, made ensuite, circa 1580-1600  (2)
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