Lot 978 : Sold for £30,000 hammer

A Mid 19th Century circular marble specimen table by George I Morant C1840, the radiating segmented marble top inset with panels of malachite, agates and veined coloured marble to a centre within a green banded figured edge on a white ground, ormulu gadrooned border edge over an undulating plain frieze on an inverted inlaid baluster pedestal and octagonal base, supported on three carved scroll legs, S/D, stamped to underside of stretcher G I Morant 91 New Bond Street, 101cm diameter ILLUSTRATED Notes - The firm of Morant, Boyd & Morant was established in 1790 by George Morant (d. 1846) at 88 New Bond Street, London. It continued to flourish and expand throughout the nineteenth century. By 1852 the firm was known as Morant & Boyd and had premises at 91 New Bond Street, and by 1858 they had moved to 81 New Bond Street. The business continued into the twentieth century, when it became known as Lenygon & Morant. Among Morant's various clients were members of the Royal Family, the Marquess of Londonderry at Wynward Park, Durham, and the Duke of Sutherland at Stafford House, London (now Lancaster House).

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