exceptional late c18th george iii period sheratondesign mahogany 'chevrette' or writing table of rare form

Exceptional late C18th George III period Sheraton-design mahogany 'chevrette' or writing table of rare form.


Price

£5,250
| $6,991 USD | €5,949 EUR


Item Ref

ML 166

Description

Exceptional late C18th George III period Sheraton-design mahogany 'chevrette' or writing table of rare form .
High quality table after a Thomas Sheraton design of free-standing construction , simulated drawer to front frieze and polished all round . Removable/lift-off bookcase top and drawer section with hooped carrying arm and baize-lined bottom edge. The easel-action reading slope with ratchet and gilded brass hinges, with removable reeded mahogany book-rest located into ivory-lined location holes.
All complete with original steel keys and fitted with all original turned ivory drawer pulls and diamond-shaped ivory escutcheons.
The ends fitted with drawers , one with conventional opening , the other of swivel-action hinged demi-lune form opening to reveal pen-tray ,ink-bottles and divided compartments.
Fine grade of mahogany with box-wood stringing throughout.
Shaped under-tier platform with conforming box-wood string inlay.
Raised on square-section box-wood strung legs , terminating in original brass box castors.
In excellent original condition throughout.
Excellent original colour and rich patina.
A wonderful example of a piece of classic late C18th Sheraton restrained-design furniture.
Clearly the work of a high-class London cabinet-maker , probably by George Seddon & Sons or Gillows. Both firms were renowned for their quality cabinet-making and prolific out-put during the last quarter of the C18th.
Some minor historic marks and scratches to top , commensurate with age and use.
("Gillows Furniture Designs 1760-1800 " by Lindsay Boynton,
illustrates a pencil sketch for a similar "Shevret" (sic) fig. no. 150., of less complicated form.)
Provenance: Property of a Worcestershire gentleman.
H (full) 45"
H (table top) 29"
W 24"
D 16"
England c.1790
Established in the Cathedral City of Worcester for over 30 years , M.Lees&Sons , run by Michael Lees ,have been dealing with public and trade from show-rooms in an early Georgian town-house. We aim to provide a straight-forward approach to our business and build lasting relationships with our customers. As members of the 'London and Provincial Antique Dealers Association' , we provide full descriptive details , date ,authenticity and any available provenance ,with full disclosure of any restoration or repair which may have taken place .
Whether buying for pleasure , decoration or investment, we welcome you to our web-site or premises .
Past projects have included advising clients on forming and disposing of collections , furnishing period properties , hotel and commercial projects , also a shoot-room and lodge .
All goods are available to view and owned by M.Lees&Sons .
If visiting, a telephone call prior is advisable as due to the demands of the business the show-room does not have regular hours . Please feel free to contact us if we can be of assistance .
www.leesantiquesworcester.com.
Tel. 01905 26620 / 07860826218
Located in the centre of Worcester in the shadow of the Cathedral with easy parking nearby. Exit Junction 7 M5 and follow the signs for Worcester Porcelain Museum . Our premises are located 100 metres from the Museum and 50 metres from Pay&Display car-park in nearby King St.
Internal Ref: ML 166


Dimensions

Height = 105 cm (42")
Width = 60 cm (24")
Depth = 40 cm (16")



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