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The Eighteenth Century Interior was full of colour contrasts and cabinet-makers exploited newly imported exotic woods such as rosewood and satinwood to achieve striking effects.

The pair of Sheraton card tables illustrated are particularly elegant and retain a good colour in patina.

The Regency centre table is of similarly high quality; the well figured top is beautifully inlaid with trailing ivy excecuted in brass.

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A pair of Sheraton card tables veneered in satinwood.

A pair of Sheraton card tables veneered in satinwood.

1795

Height: 29.5" (75cm)

Depth: 17.25" (43.75cm)

Width: 35" (89cm)

An elegant pair of George III Sheraton period satinwood veneered card tables; the fold-over top veneered in well figured, bookmatched satinwood which is crossbanded in tulipwood and rosewood and strung in box and ebony opening to reveal a baize lined interior above a frieze inlaid with geometric panels of rosewood; raised on elegant square tapering legs which are also inlaid with rosewood.

The refined elegance of these antique card tables is typical of the finest late Eighteenth Century cabinet-makers such as Seddon. The choice of the most fashionable materials: satinwood and rosewood for the veneers also suggest a maker such as Seddon.

Seddon, trading in this period as Seddon, Sons and Shackleton had extensive premises at London House, Aldersgate Street. When Sophie van la Roche visited in 1786 she found four hundred journeymen working on all sorts of household furniture. She believed Seddon had 'an understanding for the needs of the needy and the luxurious... intimate with the quality of woods from all parts of the earth.'

 

Ref: PA7

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A Regency rosewood centre table.

A Regency rosewood centre table.

1810

Height: 29" (73.5cm)

Diameter: 49" (124.5cm)

A Regency period rosewood and brass inlaid centre table; the well figured top double strung in brass and inlaid with trailing ivy executed in brass above later frieze drawers; raised on a cluster column stem which terminates in a circular reeded plinth which is raised on four swept legs terminating in reeded feet. Strung through out in brass.

Ref: 2111

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A Sheraton satinwood chiffonier.

A Sheraton satinwood chiffonier.

1800

Height: 35.25" (89.5cm)

Depth: 15" (38cm)

Width: 36.25" (92cm)

A good George III Sheraton period satinwood veneered 2 door cabinet; the white marble top above a frieze drawer with ebony handles, below are 2 grilled and silked doors, standing on a plinth base with an ebony moulding.

Ref: 241

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A Chinese sang de bouef table lamp.

A Chinese sang de bouef table lamp.

1890

Height: 27.5" (69.75cm)

Diameter: 17.75" (45cm)

A late 19th Century Chinese sang de bouef vase converted into a table lamp.

Ref: LA6



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