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AN IRISH REGENCY MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
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AN IRISH REGENCY MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE

CIRCA 1810-15, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS SHERATON, PROBABLY CORK

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AN IRISH REGENCY MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
CIRCA 1810-15, IN THE MANNER OF THOMAS SHERATON, PROBABLY CORK
The hinged top with rounded corners, containing a drawer in the frieze with ivory-inlaid lozenge key plates and turned ebonised handles to either side, with dummy drawer fronts between reeded panelled stiles, on reeded urn-knopped standard column end-supports and dual reeded splayed legs and paw feet and castors joined by a stretcher, the top relaid, with a circular label in one drawer with numerals '6281'
29 in. (74 cm.) high; 64½ in. (163 cm.) wide extended; 22¼ in. (56 cm.) deep
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The table's Grecian-scrolled and reeded 'claws' terminating in lion-paws featured in an 1804 'Sofa-Table' pattern after the antique manner issued in Thomas Sheraton's Cabinet-Maker's Encyclopaedia of 1806, its cable-turned Egyptian reeding was popularised by Sheraton's 1806 anchor-backed chair patterns, that were named after Nelson, celebrated hero of the battles of the Nile and Trafalgar.

A related cable-enriched sideboard-table on paw feet, possibly executed in Cork, was sold 'Property of a Lady' Christie's London 11 February 1999 lot 310, whilst a sofa table with related claw feet was supplied in 1814 to George Home (1747-1820) for Paxton House, Berwickshire, by the Edinburgh cabinet-maker William Trotter (d. 1833) (F. Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Furniture Makers, Leeds, 1983, p. 120 & pl. 61).
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