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A SCOTTISH REGENCY ASH AND OAK WRITING-TABLE
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A SCOTTISH REGENCY ASH AND OAK WRITING-TABLE

EARLY 19TH CENTURY

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A SCOTTISH REGENCY ASH AND OAK WRITING-TABLE
EARLY 19TH CENTURY
The rectangular double-crossbanded top above a bead-and-reel panelled frieze enclosing two ash-lined drawers, on rectangular end-supports joined by a turned baluster stretcher, on hip scrolled leaf-carved legs with brass paw caps and castors
28¼ in. (71.5 cm.) high; 41½ in. (105.5 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep
Provenance
The Craigie family of Glendoick, Kinfauns, Perthshire and by descent to the present owner.
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Lot Essay

The table has its frieze and Grecian-scrolled legs embellished with paterae in the antique fashion promoted by T. Hope's Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, London, 1807. The use of ash is found on many Scottish pieces and this form of leg is also found on a stand for a display-case supplied by the Edinburgh cabinet-maker, William Trotter, for Paxton House, Berwickshire in 1815 (illustrated in F. Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers 1660-1840, 1983, pl. 58). Many of the pieces supplied by Trotter for Paxton feature the distinctive use of sunken panels edged with beads, as featured on the frieze of this table.

The estate of Glendoick, on the Carse of Gowrie in Perthsire was purchased by the Scottish lawyer and judge, Robert Craigie (1688-1760) in 1726.
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