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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD AND YEWWOOD SOFA TABLE
A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD AND YEWWOOD SOFA TABLE

IN THE MANNER OF JOHN MCLEAN, CIRCA 1810

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A REGENCY BRASS-INLAID ROSEWOOD AND YEWWOOD SOFA TABLE
In the manner of John McLean, circa 1810
The rounded rectangular drop-leaf top with re-entrant corners and conforming yewwood banding with fruitwood, ebony and brass-inlaid stringing cornered with brass-inlaid five-pointed stars, above a frieze with a working drawer and false drawer to each side, on squared trestle supports framing pierced trellis, the outsplayed tapering legs with brass-inlaid panelling joined by a ring-turned stretcher, on brass caps and casters
28in. (71cm.) high, 58½in. (148.5cm.) wide open, 27in. (68.5cm.) deep
Provenance
Acquired from Apter-Fredericks Ltd., London.

Lot Essay

The superb quality of this piece together with its brass trellis supports relates to furniture produced by the London cabinet-maker John McLean (see S.Redburn, 'John McLean and Son', Furniture History, 1978, pl.32-34), while the brass star inlaid corners recall the work of George Oakley such as appear on the furniture produced for Papworth Hall (see R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, vol.III, 1954, p.202, fig.42 for a card table from this commission).
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