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    Sale 2042

    Important English Furniture

    17 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 28

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

    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN MACLEAN AND SON, CIRCA 1800

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    A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED AND INLAID ROSEWOOD AND MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
    IN THE MANNER OF JOHN MACLEAN AND SON, CIRCA 1800
    With satinwood and ebonized string-inlaid border, opposing simulated drawers, the pulls apparently original
    28¾ in. (73 cm.) high, 53¾ in. (137 cm.) wide, 24¾ in. (63 cm.) deep, extended


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    The use of rosewood, cedar-lined drawers and in particular the 'ribbed' panels flanking the drawers and decorating the legs, are all typical of the work of John McLean & Son (see S. Redburn, 'John McLean and Son', Furniture History, 1978, pls. 40B, 41A, 41B and C. Gilbert (ed.), Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, London, 1996, p. 38) . John McLean worked from Little Newport Street between 1770 and 1783, and by 1790 was established at 58 Upper Marylebone Street where the firm remained until it ceased trading in 1819/1820. Together with his son, William, he also occupied premises in Pancrass Street, Tottenham Court Road.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 22 May 1992, lot 285.