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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 248

    A REGENCY ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT CHAMBER TABLE

    CIRCA 1810

    Price Realised  

    A REGENCY ROSEWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT CHAMBER TABLE
    CIRCA 1810
    With a rounded rectangular top on solid end-standards and downswept legs with brass paw capped castors, two legs repaired
    29 in. (73 cm.) high; 34 in. (87 cm.) wide; 51 in. (54 cm.) deep


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    Movable writing or chamber tables such as this one were tremendously popular during the Regency period. The model relates to Gillow's design for a 'spindle table' illustrated in the Estimate Sketch Book of 1818 (G. Wills, Craftsmen and Cabnet-Makers of Classic English Furniture, London, 1974, p.123), and the tables were made with a huge number of variations on the basic design. Among these was a pair from The Humphrey Whitbread Collection, sold Christie's London, 5 April 2001, lot 379, and another, probably previously supplied to Edward Lascelles, 1st Earl of Harewood, for Harewood House, Yorkshire, sold Christie's London, 9 July 1998, lot 124.

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