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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    A REGENCY EBONY-INLAID MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE

    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY EBONY-INLAID MAHOGANY PEMBROKE TABLE
    IN THE MANNER OF GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The rounded rectangular twin-flap top with reeded edge above a mahogany -lined frieze drawer inlaid with stylised anthemia between stylised palms, the reverse with conforming simulated drawer, on ring-turned tapering legs headed by reeded caps, on brass caps and castors, the handles original
    27¼ in. (69 cm.) high; 31¾ in. (81 cm.) wide extended, 17 in. (43 cm.) wide closed; 26 in. (66 cm.) deep


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    George Oakley (d. 1840) was one of the pioneers of 'Buhl' inlay, a form of decoration that regained popularity during the early years of the Regency. The use of ebony inlay in this table with fashionable materials such as mahogany are characterisitic of the high quality furniture made by Oakley.

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