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A George IV mahogany and ebony strung library centre table, circa 1825
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A George IV mahogany and ebony strung library centre table, circa 1825
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Details & Cataloguing

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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A George IV mahogany and ebony strung library centre table, circa 1825
of small size with lobed original tooled leather-lined top and a drawer to each side, the locks stamped, 'Turners / W-Hampton Patent' with a crown
71cm. high, 97cm. wide, 53cm deep; 2ft. 4in, 3ft. 2in., 1ft. 9in.
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Literature

Inventory of the Property of Mrs Helen Mary Smith at Postford House, 1955, 'Library / A XIXth century mahogany and ebonsied Etagere fitted with two drawers, tooled leather top and reeded supports, 3ft. wide'

Catalogue Note

The fine choice of timbers employed, the reeded tapered legs and lobed top are all aspects which point to a cabinetmaker of some distinction. Gillows could well be a likely contender, for comparison with work which relates by the company, albeit slightly earlier in date than the present piece, see Lindsay Boynton, Gillow Furniture Designs, Royston, 1995, figs. 15, 21, 35.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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London