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    Sale 7663

    Fasque The Scottish Seat of the Gladstones

    7 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 129

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND EBONY-INLAID CROSSBANDED SOFA TABLE

    CIRCA 1815-20, POSSIBLY SCOTTISH

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY MAHOGANY AND EBONY-INLAID CROSSBANDED SOFA TABLE
    CIRCA 1815-20, possibly Scottish
    With two opposing drawers and two opposing false drawers with brass handles, twin supports and pole stretcher, on square tapering downswept legs with brass castors
    28¾ in. (72.5 cm.); 53½ in. (135.7 cm.) extended; 32 in. (81 cm.) flaps down; 23¾ in. (60.5 cm.)


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    The distinctive stepped trestle may be a Scottish feature - as it also appears on an ebony-inlaid sofa table and matching breakfast table supplied to Sir David Hunter-Blair for Blairquhan around 1820.

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    Provenance

    Probably acquired by Sir John Gladstone for Seaforth House, Liverpool.


    Literature

    Possibly 1851 Inventory, Blue Bedroom, 'Sofa table & **y table - £1.10.0'