Lot 530

Fine German Rococo Glass Beadwork Tilt-Top Table, Johann Michael van Selow, Braunschweig

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Sold for

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

The tilt-top centrally decorated with a manor house, fountain, and formal gardens with a trellis-work fence. The reflecting pool centered by a padoga with swans, raised on a tripod base, with a paper label from Peter Brandt-Jensen Antikviteter og Kunsthandvaerk, Copenhagen, Denmark on the reverse.

Note: A nearly identical one sold Sotheby's, New York, The Collection of Arne Schlesch, April 5, 2000, Lot 311 for $65,000; and other closely related examples were sold from the Royal House of Hanover, Sotheby's, House Sale, Schloss Maraienburg, October 8, 2005, lot 1465, and  Sotheby's, London, November 10, 2015, Lot 3 for £12,500. The Städtisches Museum in Braunschweig has a nearly identical table top with varying sky and lower trees.


Minor beadwork losses to the top. Minor veneer lifting, wear is consistent with age and use. Old repairs to two legs, structurally sound.