fine mid c18th george ii period mahogany architect's or reading table of metamorphic design

Fine mid C18th George II period mahogany architect's or reading table of metamorphic design.



Item Ref

ML 181


Fine mid C18th George II period mahogany architect's or reading table of metamorphic design.
Wonderfully original example of a mid Georgian period reading , writing or drawing table in excellent untouched condition. The twin-plank mahogany top hinged with an adjustable easel ratchet support , released by the original brass 'button' catch . The front frieze fittted with a hinged drop-down oak-lined flap /drawer for storage of documents papers or drawings. Fitted with side lopers which extend to support the fitted retractable slide which retains it's original green felt or baize lining .
The top with apertures in which to fit it's original removable moulded book-rest . Raised on square section legs with inside chamfered edges ,each fitted with original barrel-type brass castors . The legs united by a shaped lower tier or shelf with concave sides . The platform has a minor historic shrinkage crack .
All original brass-ware , the working brass lock a possible period replacement, supplied with its original 'loop' handle steel key . Fitted with original brass pulls and escutcheon plate of simple design .
Tables such as this were popular with gentry during this mid C18th with the growth of interest in design and architectural studies . Thomas Chippendale's first edition "Director " in 1754 featured designs for ratcheted table tops such as this .
The quality of the mahogany and the patina achieved cannot be overstated . A wonderful original table of practical scale and size , of restrained and understated design.
H (Closed) 31"
W 34"
D 22"
England c.1750
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 .
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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 .
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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 181


Height = 79 cm (31")
Width = 86 cm (34")
Depth = 56 cm (22")

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