An extremely rare and important early 19th century mahogany centre table to a design by Thomas Hope, having a beautifully patinated long and slender top with ebonized moulded edge above a frieze with four drawers with anthemion inlay and ebonized knob handles and conforming dummy drawers on the reverse side, the centre drawers formerly fitted with divisions, the two outside drawers formerly fitted with a sliding writing slope; on pierced scroll volute supports with ebonized line and anthemion pendants and hairy paw feet terminating in a concave sided plinth base.
Note: The design for the end supports relates in many details to plate XII of Thomas Hope’s publication ‘Household Furniture’ of 1807.
Thomas Hope, Household Furniture, London 1807, pl. XII.
David Watkin, Thomas Hope-Regency Designer, London 2008, p. 347, fig. 66-1.
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