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    Sale 7439

    Important English Furniture

    22 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 709

    A WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD WRITING-TABLE

    CIRCA 1830

    Price Realised  

    A WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD WRITING-TABLE
    CIRCA 1830
    The rounded rectangular top with gilt-tooled green leather writing-surface, above two panelled mahogany-lined frieze drawers with convex quarter-fillets, the reverse panelled with simulated drawers, on plain end-supports carved with C-scrolls at the base, on a plinth base with scrolled foliate feet with sunk brass castors, the supports joined by a turned stretcher
    29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 54 in. (137 cm.) wide; 27¾ in. (70.5 cm.) deep


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    Designed in the Grecian Louis Quatorze fashion, this writing-table relates to a 'sofa table' pattern in Thomas Sheraton's, Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer's Enclopaedia, 1804-8, pl.39. The frieze is embellished with a mosaic of matched and richly figured tablets of rosewood, while reed-gadroons and a bubbled ribbon-guilloche wreath 'vase' pillars, whose 'altar' plinths are raised by acanthus-wrapped trusses enriched with palms.

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    Provenance

    Possibly Colonel Augustus Saltern Cleveland (d. 1849), Tapeley Park, Devon, and by family descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A TRUST