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    Sale 2042

    Important English Furniture

    17 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 37

    A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED AND INLAID-ROSEWOOD SOFA TABLE**

    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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    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.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 28 January 1989, lot 201. Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 24 April 1992, lot 136.