Property of a Gentleman
A GEORGE IV GILT-BRASS MOUNTED AND INLAID ROSEWOOD CENTER TABLE, CIRCA 1820
the tilt-top on a lotus carved stem on four scrolled feet with concealed brass castors
73.5cm. high, 137.5cm. diameter; 2ft. 5in., 4ft. 6¼in.
In overall good restored condition. Surface probably re-polished. Movement to veneers of top along points of construction which have been stabilized and there are corresponding dove tail repairs to mahogany carcass visible when the tilt-top is raised. Brass inlay in good order with minor lifting to banding at one side. Further movement and minor splits to veneers of quadruped base and evidence of a small replacement to a section of veneer. Lovely quality and ready to place.
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Acquired from Mallett & Son (Antiques) Ltd.
The present 'loo' table, with its richly figured rosewood top and intricate brass inlay, is conceived George IV French 'Antique' fashion championed by designers and cabinet-makers including George Bullock, Louis Le Gaigneur, Thomas Parker and George Oakley. For a marquetry inlaid table of similar form, in the manner of Bullock and possibly by Banting & Son, see that sold Christie's London, 21 May 2015, lot 121.