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A REGENCY OAK AND EBONISED LINE-INLAID TABLE

DESIGNED BY WILLIAM ATKINSON ON 4TH NOVEMBER 1811, POSSIBLY BY GEORGE BULLOCK

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A REGENCY OAK AND EBONISED LINE-INLAID TABLE
DESIGNED BY WILLIAM ATKINSON ON 4th NOVEMBER 1811, POSSIBLY BY GEORGE BULLOCK
The top with quatrefoils to the corners, on square tapering collared legs, the underside with printed paper label 'Mura, England'
29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 31 in. (79 cm.) wide; 20 in. (51 cm.) deep
Provenance
Supplied to David, 3rd Earl of Mansfield (d.1840) and by descent at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland until sold Christie's King Street, 24 May 2007, lot 401.
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Lot Essay

William Atkinson's hand-drawn designs dated 1811 for 'Part of table top' are held in the Scone Palace Family Archive. Atkinson inscribes on one design an instruction to a cabinet-maker 'Finish the tables to this drawing without the ornament in the angles - Nov 4th 1811'.
The present table includes the quatrefoil but lacks the additional gothic motifs that Atkinson was instructing the cabinet-maker to remove. It is possible that the instruction was directed at George Bullock who used ebony line-inlay in a similar fashion to that seen on this table and on lots 475 and 477.
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