A GEORGE III SABICU, FUSTIC, PADOUK AND YEW DRESSING TABLE
A GEORGE III SABICU, FUSTIC, PADOUK AND YEW DRESSING TABLE

CIRCA 1770

Details
A GEORGE III SABICU, FUSTIC, PADOUK AND YEW DRESSING TABLE
Circa 1770
The serpentine top with fabric-lined rising screens to the back and sides, the top with lobed central inlay and strung borders over a dressing slide and serpentine mahogany-lined drawer, over a shaped shelf with diamond-patterned inlay and cabriole legs with casters, the locks stamped COPE/&/COLLISON/SECURE LEVER
41in. (76cm.) high, 26¼in. (67cm.) wide, 16in. (41cm.) deep
Provenance
With Mallett & Son, Ltd., London.
Literature
L. Synge, Mallett Millennium, Woodbridge, 1999, p.176, fig.216.

Lot Essay

This form of table derives from French patterns introduced by emigrant cabinet-maker Pierre Langlois who supplied floral-inlaid writing-tables of the same profile to Melbury House, Dorset and Alnwick Castle, Northumberland (see P.Thornton and W.Rieder, 'Pierre Langlois, Ebéniste, Part 4', The Connoisseur, April 1972, p.258, figs.3 and 4. A side table employing similar exotic timbers and central lobed panel within line-inlaid borders was sold, the Property of a Gentleman, Christie's London, 9 July 1998, lot 126. The London table also displayed floral marquetry in a manner associated with Royal cabinet-maker John Cobb (d. c. 1778) of St. Martin's Lane who is a likely candidate as the maker of this table.

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