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.


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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 .
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 .
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 181


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

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