A George III satinwood and marquetry tea table

A George III satinwood and marquetry tea table

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Category
Reference

1196

A fine George III period satinwood and marquetry semi-elliptical tea table, the top inlaid with neo-classical decoration including bell-flower and anthemion designs radiating from a fan motif, with tulipwood crossbanding, opening to reveal a circular top inlaid in a similar fashion to the top, the frieze with a single drawer decorated with trailing flowers, the square tapering legs headed by an inlaid patera and a delicate string of bell-flower, resting on raised block feet.

There is a marked similarity between the neo-classical decoration on this fine tea table and a group of satinwood inlaid furniture thought to have been commissioned by Alexander Monro for Auchinbowie, Scotland. A Pembroke table with related ornament is attributed to the Marlborough cabinet-maker, Henry Hill (d.1778). (see Lucy Wood, Catalogue of Commodes, London, 1994, p.67, fig.47).

Dimensions:

Height 73 cm / 28 34"
Width 98 cm / 38 1932"
Depth 48.5 cm / 19 332"
Year

circa 1775

Country

England

Provenance

1980 - Heath-Bullock Private UK Collection

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