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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SECOND BARON HESKETH'S WILL TRUST

A George IV mahogany circular library table, circa 1820 and later
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PROPERTY OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE SECOND BARON HESKETH'S WILL TRUST

A George IV mahogany circular library table, circa 1820 and later
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Details & Cataloguing

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A George IV mahogany circular library table, circa 1820 and later
the circular leather-lined top with a gadrooned edge above a moulded frieze with two opposing frieze drawers alternating two swinging compartments over three pairs of panelled doors with gilt-brass foliate mouldings and laurel wreath mounts alternating three pairs of concave similar separated by later sphinx headed monopodia on a plinth
85cm. high, 197cm. diameter; 2ft. 9½in., 6ft. 5½in.
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Provenance

Probably acquired by Frederick Fermor-Hesketh, 2nd Baron Hesketh DL (1916-1955);
thence by descent.

Exhibited

On loan to Attingham Park, Shropshire, 2007-2019

Literature

C. Musgrave, Regency Furniture, 1800 to 1830, London, 1961, pl. 71;
J. Kenworthy-Browne, 'Easton Neston, Northamptonshire: 2', The Connoisseur, September-December, 1964, p. 149, fig. 14 (illustrated in the Entrance Hall).

Catalogue Note

This remarkable library table is one of only very few recorded examples of this large round form designed to be placed in the centre of a grand Regency library. A similarly conceived library or writing table which dates to the late 1780s from which the design of the current table draws inspiration is in Horse Guards, Whitehall, London and illustrated by Ralph Edwards, The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture, London, 1964, p. 561, fig 22, which is a derivation from a design published by Thomas Sheraton in his Drawing Book of 1791-4 and reproduced by Edwards, op.cit , p. 567, fig. 42.

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