24 January 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 13,700
A REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED ROSEWOOD LIBRARY TABLE
IN THE MANNER OF GILLOWS, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The circular green leather-lined top above a panelled frieze with four mahogany-lined drawers, on four outswept legs joined by a concave undertier, with reeded brass caps and castors, the handles probably replaced, the underside with black plastic Norman Adams label
28¾ in. (73 cm.) high; 43¾ in. (111 cm.) diameter
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The library writing-table is executed in ormolu-enriched and black-figured rosewood in early 19th century French antique fashion promoted by cabinet-makers such as George Oakley of Bond Street. Lyric poetry is evoked by its altar-drum top being supported on Grecian lyre-scrolled pilasters that are strung with pearled and golden ribbon-guilloches. Such centre or 'loo' tables were generally supplied en suite with card-tables; and amongst related card-tables, with this pattern of frame, is one at Broughton Castle, Yorkshire (Christie'’s Archive).
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Bought from Norman Adams, Ltd.
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