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A GEORGE III SYCAMORE AND SPECIMEN-WOOD PARQUETRY WORK-TABLE
A GEORGE III SYCAMORE AND SPECIMEN-WOOD PARQUETRY WORK-TABLE

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A GEORGE III SYCAMORE AND SPECIMEN-WOOD PARQUETRY WORK-TABLE
Inlaid overall with ebonised lines and decorated with ink lines, the rectangular hinged top with central oval in a lozenge, with radiating lozenge panels with various woods including ebony, amaranth, satinwood, maple, mahogany, rosewood and burr-elm, enclosing a velvet-lined well, the underside of the top painted with a pen and ink landscape with a house, with slide to the right-hand side, the frieze with further lozenge specimen-wood panels, on square tapering legs joined by concave-sided stretchers, the slide previously a frame for a work- basket, inscribed in chalk to the underside '852 ..100 c, possibly originally with caps and castors, the oval cartouche in the centre of the top with traces of the letter B and a coronet
29 in. (73.5 cm.) high; 19 in. (48 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep

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A Mr. Burrows of Tonbridge is said to have specialised in such cube and diamond mosaic veneer in the late 18th Century (see H.W. Wolff, Sussex Industries, 1883). A related mosaic-parquetried table, but dating from a few years later, is illustrated in Brian Austen, Tunbridge Ware, 1992, fig. 22a.
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