Fine German Rococo Glass Beadwork Table Top, Johann Michael van Selow, Braunschweig
The serpentine oval top decorated with a formal walled topiary garden centered by a fountain and a wrought-iron gate, with two arbors, a pergola, trees and flower beds, raised on a wooden base; with paper shipping label W. Wingate and Johnston, Ltd. #8013 on the reverse.
Top 37 x 26 in. Overall height 40 1/2 in.
Note: A nearly identical top with gilded base was sold Sotheby's, Amsterdam, Important Private Collection from Hanover, March 27, 2007, Lot 448 for £14,400; a gilded top sold Sotheby's, London, July 6, 2010, Lot 17 for £8,750; another example of an identical top sold Christie's, London, January 26, 2011, Lot 110 for £16,260 which came from The Dallas Pratt Collection, Christie's, London, March 16, 1995, Lot 92.
Slight warp to the top, with minor bead losses and a few repairs. Stable and good overall condition considering the age.
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