Fine German Rococo Glass Beadwork and Dark Green Painted Center Table, Johann Michael van Selow, Braunschweig
Th rectangular top with rounded corners, inlaid with a scrolling acanthus leaf beaded dished top, raised on a turned stem and scrolled legs.
26 1/2 x 28 x 18 in.
Note: A nearly identical table sold Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Arne Schlesch, April 5, 2000, Lot 336 for $20,000; a similarly decorated top with a bird and a different base was sold Christie's, London, December 1, 2005, Lot 229; and a nearly identical top and a different base was sold Christie's, Amsterdam, June 27, 2006, lot 147. All three examples have the two-toned green leaves outlined with white beading on a purple ground.
Provenance:Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark, February 22 - 26, 2001, Lot 1793.
A slight warp to the top with an old age crack in the middle. Minor bead replacements and very minor losses. Minor repairs to the legs and a few old age splits to the stem, structurally sound.
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