18 June 2008
A REGENCY SATINWOOD AND CALAMANDER DRUM TABLE
ATTRIBUTED TO GEORGE OAKLEY, CIRCA 1810
The circular top banded with calamander and inlaid with stars and lozenges, the frieze with four mahogany-lined drawers, one with a leather-lined slide, on a concave-sided triangular pedestal decorated with anthemion, lotus and S-scrolls, and with a beaded plinth on paw feet, one drawer inscribed to the underside in chalk 'Forbes'
28½ in. (73 cm.) high; 48 in. (122 cm.) diameter
H.J. Joel, Esq., Sefton Lodge, Newmarket.
Acquired from Ronald A. Lee, 20 April 1990.
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R.W. Symonds, 'Some aspects of Regency Furniture', The Antique Collector, Sept'- Oct' 1948, p. 152 - 157, fig. 9.
This table corresponds closely to that supplied by Oakley for Papworth Hall in 1810. The latter was invoiced as 'A calamander wood circular loo table upon a pedestal and claws, the top inlaid with a border of stars in brass and ebony £31 10s 0d'.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
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