REF No. 7819
A Very Fine Georgian Serving Table of the Regency Period
Dimensions: H: 48 in / 121 cm W: 90 in / 228 cm D: 29 in / 74 cm
Constructed in a Cuban mahogany having richly marked veneers and possessing a deep colour and patination; rising from ‘hairy paw’ feet, the gently tapering legs spirally carved, and ring turned, support the arc-en-arbalette shaped platform, with the fielded recessed tablets having running reel mouldings, houses a central drawer; the low serpentine back incorporates well executed Graeco-Roman foliate carvings.
Concordances will be noted in this piece with a sideboard design illustrated by George Smith in his seminal 1808 publication ‘A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture’, which interpreted and popularised the somewhat austere designs delineated in Thomas Hope’s earlier publication, ‘Household Furniture’, and Peter & Michaelangelo Nicholson’s work, ‘The Practical Cabinet-Maker, Upholsterer and Complete Decorator’.