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    Sale 5089

    Italian Banks of Distinction

    13 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 85

    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, PURPLE-HEART AND EBONY BANDED UNIVERSAL TABLE

    AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS SHERATON, LATE 18TH CENTURY

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    A GEORGE III SATINWOOD, PURPLE-HEART AND EBONY BANDED UNIVERSAL TABLE
    AFTER A DESIGN BY THOMAS SHERATON, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    The moulded top with two draw-leaves and a drawer to each side, one fitted with two tea caddies and originally accommodating two bowls, on tapering turned and panelled facetted legs with brass capped castors
    30in. (76cm.) high; 39in. (99cm.) wide; 26in. (67cm.) deep


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    This table closely follows Thomas Sheraton's design for 'A Universal Table' (see illustration). In The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Drawing Book, 1793, the purpose of the table is explained thus: The use of this piece is both to answer the purpose of a breakfast and a dining-table. He notes the divisions within the drawer for different sorts of tea and sugar, and sometimes for notes, or the like.

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