A 'Vide-Poche' Table firmly attributed to Donald Ross of London

H: 28.5 in / 74 cm   W: 29.5 in / 74 cm   D: 13.5 in / 34 cm


Constructed in Satinwood with Kingwood highlights, and an all-over trellis design; the shaped and pierced end support table has bifurcated legs with an elliptical lower tier dressed with a pierced brass arcaded gallery; the shaped top has a 'drop-down' flap and brass guard trips.
Circa 1860


Donald Ross, of 13 Denmark Street Soho, London, specialised in fine inlaid furniture in the Louis XVI manner, borrowing liberally from the design oeuvre of Jean-Henri Riesener. He was exhibitor number 107 at the Crystal Palace Great Exhibition of 1851, when he was working from 11 Norton Place, Edinburgh prior to his move to London. The Victoria and Albert Museum, South Kensington, London possesses a pair of tables in his distinctive 'dot & trellis' inlay.

REF No. 8879

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