A George III Inlaid Serpentine Dressing Table

A George III Inlaid Serpentine  Dressing Table
Height: 30” 76cm
Width: 26” 66cm
Depth: 17 ½” 44cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1770

The shaped rectangular hinged top with central satinwood panel inlaid with a musical trophy and Mercury’s Caduceus. Each corner of the top with shell cartouches and the top banded by several cross bandings. Below is a simulated slide above a shaped drawer with further inlaid decoration. The table stands on cabriole legs united by a platform stretcher and is an outstanding example worthy of being exhibited in  the Art Treasures Exhibition of 1928.



Harris & Sons

Frank Green Esq. The Treasurer’s House York and by descent.

Mrs Simon Green. Label underneath

Frank Green was a wealthy industrialist and passionate collector who renovated Treasurer’s House to showcase his collection in historical surroundings. He knew exactly what he wanted and there are markers on the floor to locate the exact placing of key pieces of furniture.



Art Treasures Exhibition, Grafton Galleries, 1928. Item 151.



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