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A Regency parcel-gilt rosewood and marquetry library drum table, circa 1815

UK: Greenford Park WarehouseRestricted Species

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Property from an English Private Collection

A Regency parcel-gilt rosewood and marquetry library drum table, circa 1815

A Regency parcel-gilt rosewood and marquetry library drum table, circa 1815

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

Lot sold:

13,860

GBP

Property from an English Private Collection

A Regency parcel-gilt rosewood and marquetry library drum table

circa 1815


the tooled morocco leather inset top above four frieze drawers interspersed with four dummy drawers on a concave triangular base with winged paw feet and concealed brass castors 

71.5cm. high, 106.5cm. diameter

In good conserved condition. The leather inset top attractively worn with old marks, scuffs and scratches consistent with age and use. Evidence of restoration and some replacements to rosewood veneers and boxwood stringing. Parcel gilding to feet scuffed and chipped with losses. Small section of moulding to base is loose but present, and ready to be re-attached. An handsome desk with noteworthy provenance.


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Acquired by R. W. Symonds for Jack Steinberg from H. Blairman & Sons Ltd, 10 January 1947;
Christie’s London, Property from an Important Collection formed by R. W. Symonds for Mr. & Mrs. Jack Steinberg, 19 May 2016, lot 24.
Conceived in the Greek Revival style, the form of this library drum-table betrays the influence of Thomas Hope (1769–1831), the celebrated arbiter of early Regency taste, and relates to his design for a ‘round monopodium or table in mahogany, inlaid in ebony and silver’ illustrated in Household Furniture and Interior Decoration, 1807, pl. XXXIX.  For an almost identical example, executed with very similar inlaid flower and wreath ornament, see that sold Christie’s London, 23 November 2006, lot 62 and 24 April 2008, lot 150.