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A Rare Regency Period Work Table Attributable to James Newton

H: 29 in / 74 cm W: 33.5 in / 84.5 cm  |  D: 25 in / 64 cm

Description

Of free standing form, constructed from goncalo alves and ebony, in part ebonised and gilt, dressed with bronze mounts, and marble; rising from castor mounted claw footed scrolled legs in the Regency Neo-Grecian taste, having a conjoining platform, incorporating an upholstered footstool, and dressed with bronze anthemions at the angles; the octagonal Italian specimen marble top is inset within an ebony border decorated with a running band of brass palmettes; the frieze, incorporates a cedar lined lockable drawer dressed with bronze addorsed stylised anthemion mounts, and fitted with an easel slide, baize lined, with a smaller drawer housing an inkwell, sander and a quill tray; below, a fitted work slide. Formerly with a work basket.
Circa 1815

Provenance

The estate of Lady Ann Babington, Kelso, Roxburghshire; sale held on 12&13 November 1946, sold to Shirley Neame

Exhibitions

The Regency Festival Exhibition, Brighton Pavilion, 1948

Literature

Catalogue of the Regency Exhibition, Brighton Pavilion, 1948 (ed. Clifford Musgrave)
Brian Reade’s ‘Regency Antiques’ published Batsford London 1953, plate 42
1995 Furniture History Society article by Giles Ellwood, pp129-205
The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840 pub. Furniture History Society 1986

REF No. 8210

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