A superbly carved pair of Regency period mahogany tea tables.
Date: 2017-11-21 08:20:34
Period: Regency Period c. 1800-1835
Height: 28.5" / Width: 36" / Depth: 17.5"
The beautifully figured fold-over top opening to reveal a mahogany interior above a frieze centred by a coin moulded counter sunk panel veneered in flame Cuban mahogany and flanked by scrolling honeysuckle flowers above a carved stem of architectural form which terminates in a shaped quadroform base raised on swept carved legs terminating in their original castors.
These tea tables are of the finest quality for their period. They are constructed from the best Cuban mahogany and the crispness of the carving shows they were executed by a highly accomplished craftsman.
These tables were sourced in the North East of England and their design has many similarities to the work of William Trotter of Edinburgh. Trotter was the leading cabinet-maker in Regency Edinburgh, just as the New Town was being developed, and had premises on highly fahionable Princes Street. The choice of timber, coin mouldings and crisp Neo-classical carving is typical of Trotter's work.
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