21 May 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 1,750
A GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND AMARANTH 'HORSE-SHOE' WRITING-TABLE
LATE 18TH CENTURY
Crossbanded and boxwood lined, the top with black tooled leather writing-surface above a mahogany-lined frieze drawer, with conforming undertier, on square tapering legs and spade feet
30½ in. (77.5 cm.) high; 36½ in. (93 cm.) wide; 15½ in. (39 cm.) deep, at the centre
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This form of table was popularised as a 'horseshoe' table by Thomas Sheraton in his October 1792 engraving published in the Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1791-94.
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