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A GEORGE IV OAK WRITING-TABLE

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A GEORGE IV OAK WRITING-TABLE

CIRCA 1825

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A GEORGE IV OAK WRITING-TABLE CIRCA 1825 The rectangular moulded parquetry top above two frieze drawers at each end, the frieze and drawers with gothic panelling, on octagonal legs headed by arched panels, on brass caps and pierced wheel castors, three drawers with divisions, one end moulding replaced 30¼ in. (77 cm.) high; 62 in. (157.5 cm.) wide; 43¼ in. (110 cm.) deep
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The oak library table, has a Roman chequer-mosaiced top and octagonal herm-tapered legs; while its frieze is fretted with 'gothic' cusped and trefoiled tablets. The Elizabethan fashion, introduced at George IV's Windsor Castle, was popularised by publications such as George Loudon's Encyclopaedia of Cottage, Farmhouse and Villa Architecture and Furniture, 1833, which illustrated the four prevailing fashionable styles of Grecian, Gothic, Tudor ('Elizabethan') and Louis Quatorze. Such chequer-mosaiced table tops were displayed on tables by Holland & Sons and in 1865, the firm patented a design of parquet flooring (see H. Blairman & Sons, Furniture and Works of Art, 2004, no. 9).

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