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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID AND MOUNTED ROSEWOOD DRUM TABLE
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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID AND MOUNTED ROSEWOOD DRUM TABLE

POSSIBLY BY GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID AND MOUNTED ROSEWOOD DRUM TABLE
POSSIBLY BY GEORGE OAKLEY, EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The rotating circular crossbanded top lined with gilt-tooled black leather above a frieze enclosing four sycamore banded and cedar-lined drawers and four cedar-lined quadrant hinged drawers, two fitted with compartments for pens and ink-wells, on a grained turned baluster shaft and downswept quadripartite legs with reeded brass caps and castors, the drawers numbered in pencil, the underside inscribed in chalk '18' and with fragmentary paper label
30 in. (76 cm.) high; 38½ in. (98 cm.) diameter
Provenance
Most probably purchased from George Oakley between 1813 and 1819 by James Henry Leigh (d.1823) for Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
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Lot Essay

This handsome table, forming the centrepiece of J. H. Leigh's fashionable furnishing of the library living-room at Stoneleigh Abbey, Warwickshire, conceals writing-drawers within its altar-drum top, which is lined in Grecian-black leather. Its frieze of fine black-figured rosewood is framed in antique-tablets by brass-inlaid ribbon-bands in Louis Quatorze fashion, while its reeded and vase-turned pillar is supported on a Grecian-scrolled 'claw' that is similarly inlaid. The architecture and ornament, corresponding to that of the previous tables (Lot 27), also suited the suite of Grecian-black and brass-enriched chairs that had been supplied for the room in 1813 by the Bond Street court cabinet-maker George Oakley (d. 1841). This lot was presumably supplied by Oakley to James Henry Leigh during the period 1813-1819.

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