William IV Rosewood Leather-Top Writing Table | England, circa 1835
ITEM #: 007NZP30K
WILLIAM IV ROSEWOOD LEATHER-TOP WRITING TABLE
Of small proportions with single drawer; England, circa 1835
Item # 007NZP30K
This unusual writing table of the William IV period is of noteworthy dimensions, allowing the slight table to serve as an end table or accent table while also functioning beautifully as a letter-writing table. It is crafted using solid turned and carved rosewood structural elements and vibrant rosewood veneers throughout the upper surfaces with mahogany and pine secondary woods. There is a single broad drawer set in the apron with highly precise hand-cut dovetails in the corner joints. The table is raised over ring-turned rosewood double columns with a large carved solid rosewood rosette on either side to finish the medial stretcher. It is raised over simple sabre legs terminating in cast brass sabots.
Measurements: 36 1/8" W x 21 7/8" D x 24 5/8" H
One foot slightly out of balance, this compensated with a felt pad beneath one foot; minor gaps between leg column joints; loss to the turned rings where they meet the stretchers in a few places; some veneer patches around the edges of the top; original cast brass sabots and brass ball terminals on stretchers, all polished; minor surface wear/blemish from age and use.