17 October 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 13,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED AND INLAID-ROSEWOOD SOFA TABLE**
IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
With a sliding center section revealing a later leather backgammon- board and reversing to a chessboard, the freize with cedar-lined drawers and opposing sham drawers
28 in. (71 cm.) high, 56 in. (142.5 cm.) wide open, 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
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This sofa table's geometric brass-inlaid border, commonly referred to at the time as 'buhl inlay' to connect it to its French inspiration, relates to the work of George Oakley (d.1841), a London cabinet-maker who worked from 1789-1815 and earned the prestigious Royal Warrant in 1799.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 28 January 1989, lot 201. Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 24 April 1992, lot 136.
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