A Pair of George III Adam Period Rosewood Console Tables

Height: 34" 86.5cm
Width: 48 1/4" 122cm
Depth: 20 1/2" 52cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1775

The tables have fan inlay to the segmented mahogany crossbanded tops, further decorated with boxwood ribbon and swag inlay centred by paterae. The friezes similarly decorated and supported on oval paterae panelled, husk inlaid, boxwood strung tapering legs with satinwood and roundel inlaid collars.

In the late Eighteenth century when these tables were made the rosewood would have been considerably darker, if not close to black, and inlaid into this background would have been a variety of brightly stained woods that make up the classical designs of patarae, swags and fan medallions. Over time these colours have faded and the tables are now of a most desirable colour.