London, South Kensington
8 July 2009
A REGENCY OAK AND EBONISED-LINE INLAID SOFA TABLE
CIRCA 1811, THE DESIGN ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM ATKINSON, POSSIBLY BY GEORGE BULLOCK
The twin-flap top above two frieze drawers, on arcaded end-supports and turned legs, stencilled 'P' (three times)
30¼ in. (77 cm.) high. 31 in. (79 cm.) wide. 27½ in. (70 cm.) deep; 48 in. (122 cm.) extended
Supplied to David, 3rd Earl of Mansfield (d.1840) and by descent at Scone Palace, Perthshire, Scotland until sold Christie's King Street, 24 May 2007, lot 405.
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The table, with Grecian Elizabethan black ribbon inlay and triumphal arched trestles, reflects the handsome baronial antique gothic fashion employed at Scone Palace by the architect William Atkinson (d.1839).
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