Late George II Carved Mahogany Tea Table

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A George II carved mahogany tea table
The rectangular top with projecting corners and a riband and rosette carved border, above a frieze drawer and gadrooned carved apron, on acanthus and cabochon carved cabriole legs and claw and ball feet, 82cm wide, 40cm deep, 73cm high.

Details
Wood: Mahogany
Style: George II
Period: 18th century
Origin: English
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A concertina action tea table example of the same model as that offered here was sold Christies London, 11 September 2008. The Christies table was previously in the collections of two of the 20th centuries most important collectors of English furniture Percival D. Griffiths (d.1938) and Joseph Sasson Sykes both of which were formed under the guidance of Robert Wemyss Symonds (1889-1958).

Literature:A further mahogany table seemingly identical to that offered here but with a different escutcheon is illustrated in A History of English Furniture: the Age of Mahogany, fig 213, pp.231-32 but with a differing escutcheon to the drawer.

The Christies table is illustrated R.W Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929 p.164, fig 156 and in Masterpieces of English Furniture and Clocks, London 1940, p.33, fig.23

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