A VERY FINE ENGLISH REGENCY INLAID ROSEWOOD SOFA TABLE
London, circa 1820-40
Item # 807TYI21
A carefully crafted work from the second quarter of the 19th century, this fine Regency period sofa table is built with precision joinery and the very highest quality of materials available at the time. All exposed surfaces are dressed in most attractive rosewood veneers with chaotic but highly pleasing grain striations with intricate marquetry inlaid borders of tiny flowers and foliage on vines, the leaves raising on original hinges to be raised on outward swinging wings that are inlaid to complete the form beautifully. They bring body to the table such that it looks best when fully opened. Two drawers are built into the apron on one side, matching the facade of the other side so that the table can function as a center table as it presents beautifully from any angle; both drawers are dovetailed with incredible precision. Noteworthy though are the very finely cast brass sabots with their fully developed floral display, each carefully chiseled and finished. It is an exceptional acquisition for serious collectors of very fine English antiques.
Measurements: 39” W x 28 1/4” D x 28 3/8” H [closed]; 60 1/8” W when leaves are raised
Fine mellowed surface patina throughout; light wear, abrasion and scratches to surface as expected; small piece of veneer missing from one wing; some marquetry inlay slightly upraised along top. Excellent original condition.