magnificent late c18th george iii period mahogany sideboard of serpentine outline with inlaid decoration

Magnificent late C18th George III period mahogany sideboard of serpentine outline with inlaid decoration.


| $4,078 USD | €3,647 EUR

Item Ref

ML 203


Magnificent late C18th George III period mahogany sideboard of serpentine outline with inlaid decoration.
Bold-scale Georgian period mahogany sideboard with serpentine shaped front raised on six elegant square section legs with spade or block feet . The top with a broad cross-banding and line inlay with gently-swept rounded corners .
The front with 2 deep oak-lined drawers , the cross-banded fronts with oval veneered and banded panels flanking a broad central drawer above an arched and shaped centre. Fitted with apparently original gilded-brass ring handles and classically-inspired design back-plates to each drawer .
Inlaid with sophisticated classically-referenced honeysuckle and flower-head designs in fruitwood, boxwood and pen-work , the sides of the central arch with decorative inlaid spandrels . The whole with box-wood stringing and inlay . The central long drawer with decorative banding and inlay , designed to give the appearance of two parallel drawers . The drawers all with inlaid flower-heads to each of the corners . The centre of the arch with an Inlaid and pen-work oval classical motif from antiquity .
The left-hand-side end return fitted with a discrete cupboard with brass knob , a feature which would have provided the Georgian diner with a facility to store a chamber pot or bourdaloue , thus not having to leave the dining room whilst feasting to relieve oneself.
In excellent original, as found , ‘countryhouse’ condition. Minor historic repairs to veneer and banding . The top with some minor marks and historic scratches, but importantly with no splits or cracks . No breaks or repairs to the legs .
The whole sideboard has achieved an attractive mellow ,consistent patina and colour .The reverse with original pink ‘red-washed’ finish .
An impressively-scaled and elegantly drawn Georgian mahogany sideboard of good powerful proportions with fashionable neo-classical inlay of the period taking its influence from antiquity.
H 37”
W 72”
D 32” (max)
England c.1780
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 203


Height = 92 cm (36")
Width = 180 cm (71")
Depth = 80 cm (32")

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