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A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
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A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE

CIRCA 1820-1825, ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES AND MATHEW MORISON OF EDINBURGH AND AYR

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A SCOTTISH GEORGE IV MAHOGANY SOFA TABLE
CIRCA 1820-1825, ATTRIBUTED TO JAMES AND MATHEW MORISON OF EDINBURGH AND AYR
The drop-leaf top above two frieze drawers on a turned column and quatre-foil base on paw feet and recessed castors, ash-lined drawers
29 in. (74 cm.) high; 59¼ in. (150.5 cm.) fully extended; 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep
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The Grecian sofa-table with hinged 'candle' flaps is designed in the French antique fashion as featured in a 'pillar and claw table' patterns in the 1808, Collection of Designs for Household Furniture, issued by George Smith 'Upholder Extraordinary' to George, Prince of Wales, later George IV. Appropriate to the Drawing Room, its reed-banded pillar is raised on a hollow-sided 'altar' plinth that evokes the triumph of lyric poetry with palm-flowered paws of chimerical 'griffin', recalling the poetry deity Apollo.

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