The frieze is fitted with four drawers interspersed by four dummy drawers. One drawer retains the original red morocco leather lined writing slope on a ratchet support. 
The design of the table corresponds to one supplied by Oakley to Papworth Hall, Cambridgeshire, England. This table was invoiced by Oakley as:
'A calamander wood circular loo table upon a pedestal and claws, the top inlaid with a border of stars in brass and ebony £31 10s 0d'. Loo was a card game popular at the time. 
Note: The brass handles are of later date. 

Literature: R. W. Symonds, 'Some Aspects of Regency Furniture', The Antique Collector magazine, Oct 1948, pp. 152-157, fig. 9.


  • Provenance

    H. J. Joel, Sefton Lodge, Newmarket, England.
    Ronald A. Lee. Ltd, London, England.
    The Hon. Simon Sainsbury, West Sussex, England.
    Michael Hughes Antiques Ltd, London, England.
    Private collection, London, England.


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