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9335 A Rare Regency Rosewood Centre Table

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This is a quite unusual table - and a very attractive one.  It resembles a sofa table - but without the flaps on either side - (and it never had them!).

The wood is a fine faded Brazillian rosewood, and the top is outlined with boxwood stringing lines, while inset from the edge is a broader, pale stringing line of holly(?), which has curlicues at each corner.  Beneath the top are two mahogany-lined drawers similarly outlined, and with black knob handles, and the drawers are flanked by inlaid lozenges.  The back looks the same, but the 'drawers' are dummies - they do not function - except that the table can be in the middle of a room and seen all round.

The top is supported in a panel-inlaid concave column which sits in a broad gilded moulding and above a concave rectangular 'platform' which is supported on four downswept panel-inlaid legs finishing in gilt-brass claw casters.

Date: c.1810

Dimensions: 36" x 23.5" x 28" , 91.5 x 60 x 71 cm. W x D x H

Price: UK customers £3,200, US customers $4,320, Euro customers €3,680, Australian customers $5,600

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