REF No. 7759
An Attractive Drum Top Library Table By William Freeman of Norwich
Richard Bridgens exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1812 until 1835, and the initial issue of his influential book, ‘Furniture with Candelabra, & Interior Decoration’ was first published in 1833, with a revised edition re-issued in 1838. The design of our table is taken from one of the plates ‘Marquetrie (sic) Centre Table’.
William Freeman is recorded on pp 321 of the ‘Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840’, published by the Furniture History Society, as being made a freeman on 24 February 1811, and licensed as a cabinet maker; pieces of his furniture, stencilled with his name, are noted.