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REGENCY MAHAGONY DRUM TABLE circa 1810

fl's file

fl's file

 

A gorgeous circular top with inset gilt-tooled leather surface above a frieze containing four drawers on an original piece. ( A pity I am unable to show  here as pic is a protected copy ) Its four drawers alternates with simulated drawers. 

It is raised on a turned standard with four cabriole legs ending in brass paw feet.

30 1/2″ high x 47″ diameter

 

 

 

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 Another of my many favourites is the Lowboy or Dressing Table.  

Lowboys date from the William and Mary period and the form reached its peak during the Queen Anne period.

The early pieces were much heavier in the feel and look as it had stretchers.  From the Queen Anne period onwards to the late Georgian period found mostly simpler form, such as straight or tapered legs and the form went sterile.

There were exceptions though, especially towards the late Georgian period- where high rococo pieces still on cabriole legs with whorl or ball and claw feet,  often brilliantly carved carcasses with superb fne gilt brasses. The molded tops are highly desirable compared to the plain ones. 

 

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A close resemblance to a magnificent Chippendale style hand carved lowboy after a Philadephia prototype. Its fully carved ends and front carved quarter colomns..and  Cross hatching on leg and skirt is somewhat unusual characteristic found on Philadephia lowboys or even highboys.

Even though this is a humble reproduction but still, the skilled carpenter who had made this piece from a personal order has been superbly executed and highest level of satisfaction accomplished.

33 1/8″ wide x 20 1/2″deep x 30″ high

 

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 (fl’s file    Personal Journal in Designing Ideas)

 

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