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George III Mahogany and Satinwood Sideboard
- This magnificent demi-lune Georgian sideboard displays the pinnacle of the era’s craftsmanship
- It is comprised of mahogany, satinwood and tulipwood
- It was once housed in one of the most illustrious grand manor homes of the era, Hackwood Park
- Jane Austen herself once danced in the halls of Hackwood Park at a gala hosted by the Duke of Bolton
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Illustrating the caliber of its exquisite craftsmanship, this large demi-lune sideboard was once housed in one of the most illustrious grand manor homes of the era, Hackwood Park. The luxurious piece of furniture served as a focal point in the incredible grand dining room of the impressive Hampshire estate.
The incredible 22-bedroom home was first constructed during the reign of Charles II (1630–85), and the main house has been improved and extended over the centuries. Covering over 260 acres, Hackwood Park was occupied by various noble families of the years, most notably the Bolton family. In fact, Jane Austen herself once danced in the halls of Hackwood Park at a gala hosted by the Duke of Bolton. The Austen connection remains ever prevalent as the home’s designer Lewis Wyatt also designed the Lyme Park estate, which served as the setting for Mr. Darcy's Pemberley in the BBC film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.
A design for a similar large-scale demi-lune sideboard appears in Plate 5 Fig 1 of Thomas Shearer's The Cabinetmakers' London Book of Prices published in 1788.
36 1/2" high by 107 5/8" wide by 37 1/2" deep
Hackwood Park, Hampshire, UK
Christie's London, 20-22 April 1998, lot 102
Private Collection, New York
M.S. Rau, New Orleans