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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID KINGWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CABINET
A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID KINGWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CABINET

POSSIBLY BY JOHN WELLSMAN, CIRCA 1820

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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID KINGWOOD AND PARCEL-GILT SIDE CABINET
POSSIBLY BY JOHN WELLSMAN, CIRCA 1820
The rectangular portor marble top above an engraved foliate guilloche frieze above a pair of lattice grilled doors enclosing shelves, flanked by lappet-headed scroll stiles ending in paw feet, on a plinth base
37½ in. (95 cm.) high, 38½ in. (97.5 cm.) wide, 20¼ in. (51.5 cm.) deep

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This cabinet features a distinctive brass-inlaid border which appears in nearly identical form on a documented suite executed by the cabinet-maker John Wellsman for Creedy Park, Devonshire (sold by the late Sir Anthony Ferguson Davie, 6th Baronet of Creedy, Sotheby's, London, 7 November 1997, lots 87-91). The suite was supplied in 1820 for the Drawing Room shortly following Sir John Davie's succession and the accounts are preserved in the Devon Record Office.

John Wellsman is listed at 33 Wardour Street in London from 1813-1823 with further Soho workshops. He may be related to a Devon cabinet-maker of the same name recorded in the locality of Creedy Park at Sidbury, Devon in the mid-18th century (G. Beard and C. Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1986, p. 958).
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