A Regency Period End-Support WritingTable

Height: 30" 76cm
Depth: 29 1/2" 75cm
Length: 49" 125cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1805

A particularly stylish writing table very much in the manner of and the quality of John McLean (1770-1825).  The table has a leather lined surface bordered by an ormolu gallery of ‘Greek’ key design above two drawers with ormolu beeding to the edges which is repeated to a panel on each end.  The table supported on lyre shaped end supports standing on platform bases and united by an arched stretcher.

Private collection, London.
Sold by Apter-Fredericks Ltd. May 1992

A companion table, presumably by the same maker is illustrated in R. Symonds, Furniture Making in 17th & 18th Century England. Pl. 187

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