The Fine Sale | 22 November 2017
Ω A pair of William and Mary kingwood, rosewood and marquetry candlestands
Sold for £12000
Ω A pair of William and Mary kingwood, rosewood and marquetry candlestands , circa 1690, in the manner of Gerrit Jensen, e ach octagonal top with oyster veneered edge and elaborately marquetry decorated centre depicting tied flowers within a border of entwined acanthus, each turned and square section tapering stem similarly decorated with meandering branches of flowers, the concave sided base issuing three downswept scrolling legs, 90cm high, each top 37.5cm diameter, 50cm diameter overall at the base
A walnut and marquetry wall mirror attributed to Gerrit Jensen, which demonstrates closely related design of marquetry to the current lot exists in the royal collection and is located in the Queen’s bedroom at Kensington Palace.
Gerrit Jensen (active 1680-d.1715) was of Dutch or Flemish origin. He was known to be working in London from premises in St. Martin's Lane by 1680 where he was known as a pre-eminent Êbbinet maker and Glasse seller'. He was the only cabinetmaker working in England during this period known to have used metal inlays and elaborate 'seaweed' or 'arabesque' marquetry. His furniture reflects the fashionable French court styles of Pierre Golle, André Charles Boulle and Daniel Marot.
Please note that this lot (lots marked with the symbol Ω in the printed catalogue) may be subject to CITES regulations when exported from the EU. The CITES regulations may be found at www.defra.gov.uk/ahvla-en/imports-exports/cites
Wednesday 22 November 2017, 10.00am
Sunday 19 November
10am - 2pm
Monday 20 November
9am - 5.30pm
Tuesday 21 November
9.00am - 4.30pm
Day of sale from 8.30am