Lot 42
  • 42

A late George III rosewood banded and parcel-gilt satinwood centre table, circa 1810, possibly by Marsh and Tatham, in the manner of Henry Holland

6,000 - 9,000 GBP
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  • satinwood rosewood ebony
  • 63cm. high; 119cm. diameter; 2ft. ¾in., 3ft. 11in.
the tilt-top table with a tulip and quatrefoil ebony inlaid frieze, on brass castors


Sotheby's London, Important English Furniture, 7 May 1993, lot 211

Catalogue Note

The present table, with its distinctive parcel-gilt trumpet stem and winged lion paw feet, is associated with a group of furniture supplied by William Marsh and Thomas Tatham to Samuel Whitbread II at Southill Park, Bedfordshire, much of it to the designs of architect Henry Holland. His designs were in part inspired by the drawings his pupil and Thomas' brother, Charles Heathcote Tatham made during a visit to Rome in the last decade of the 18th century which provided important source material for his Etchings representing Fragments of Grecian and Roman Architectural Ornaments, 1806.

For an octagonal library table with an almost identical fluted stem terminating in winged lion feet, see that formerly in the collection at Normanton Park and illustrated P. Macquoid and R. Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, 1954, Vol. III, p. 261, fig. 51.