A superb quality and extremely rare early 19th century writing table attributed to John Bellerby of Mickilby. The moulded rectangular top with leather insert having gilt and blind tooled border above frieze, with three drawers to front and reverse with two dummy drawers to each end having later turned ebony handles; on four leopard mask headed turned tapering fluted and ebony reeded legs with carved Ionic capitals and leaf carved moulding, terminating in blocks with carved paw feet.
Literature: B. Reade, Regency Antiques, London, 1953, p. 23, ill. 9; a table with almost identical legs.
Partridge Fine Arts, 1994.
Private collection, London.
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