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A SCOTTISH REGENCY ROSEWOOD DRUM TOP GAMES TABLE
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A SCOTTISH REGENCY ROSEWOOD DRUM TOP GAMES TABLE

ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM TROTTER, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

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A SCOTTISH REGENCY ROSEWOOD DRUM TOP GAMES TABLE
ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM TROTTER, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
With bead moulding, the revolving top centred by a birds eye maple and ebony chequer board, within a crossbanded border, fitted with two frieze drawers, each now part fitted and four dummy drawers, on a triangular tapered panel column and trefoil platform with stylised lotus scroll feet, written in ink under one drawer 'MADE FOR THE 9TH MARQUIS OF TWEEDDALE, YESTER, GIFFORD, BY TROTTER OF EDINBURGH', containing a mixed and incomplete set of chess pieces, one bearing a label 'LEUCHARS, MANUFACTURER, 38 PICCADILLY', one segment of the top re-veneered
30¼in. (77cm.) high, 32¾in. (83cm.) diameter
Provenance
George 8th Marquess of Tweedale, Yester House, Scotland.
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Lot Essay

The Grecian drum-top table,with altar-scrolled pillar,has a tripod plinth on palm-flowered and patera-enriched feet that are scrolled in Ionic fashion.It was commissioned by George 8th Marquess of Tweedale as part of his refurnishing of Yester House,Scotland in preparation for his 1816 marriage to the Duke of Manchester's daughter.Its architecture and ornament relates to that of rosewood 'grecian Couches' designed for Paxton House,Scotland in late 1813 by the celebrated Edinburgh cabinet-maker William Trotter(d.1834)(sold Christie's King Street,25th June 1970,Lot 63). The table is illustrated in Francis Bamford, A Dictionary of Edinburgh Wrights and Furniture Makers 1660-1840,Figs.72A and 72B,Furniture History 1983.

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