fine early c19th regency period ladies 'worktable' inlaid with specimen wood veneers

Fine early C19th Regency period ladies 'work-table' inlaid with specimen wood veneers.



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Fine early C19th Regency period ladies 'work-table' inlaid with specimen wood veneers. Exceptional quality sewing table decorated with exotic specimen wood veneers. Tables of this type became exceedingly fashionable during the early C19th , and this premium quality example was without doubt supplied as a bespoke piece by a leading cabinet-maker . The top inlaid with a lozenge/diamond design and quartered corners featuring exotic timbers such as palm/palmaletta, rosewood, burr-maple, satinwood , coromandel ,ebony and others. The work 'basket' and frame are veneered in burr-maple and rosewood ,whilst the legs, linings and carcass are mahogany. Both the shallow frieze drawer and the basket are lined in original red paper. The top has an ebony mould surround. The finely-turned legs terminating in brass cup-castors.

The use of the exotic timbers ,quality of workmanship and design all point to a probable attribution to Gillow's of Lancaster. It is recorded that sets of 4 and 5 nesting tables in exotic wood veneers were supplied by Gillow (see Christies Sale no.6548 Lot no. 116 ) whilst a specimen wood work-box of this genre featuring 72 woods and made for Miss Giffard of Nerquis, is in The Judges' Lodgings Museum Lancaster made by Robert Gillow and Bros.of Lancaster in 1808 (see Susan E.Stuart "Gillows of Lancaster and London" Vol.II pp 139-149).
Wonderful quality rare and sophisticated table in excellent original, first-class condition.
Provenance:from a local deceased Worcestershire estate.
H 28"
L 25"
W 15".
England c.1810
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Internal Ref: MLFSL 148


Height = 71.1201 cm (28")
Width = 63.5001 cm (25")
Depth = 38.1001 cm (15")

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