Freshfords Fine Antiques is a family business started by my father, Alan, in 1987 in the City of Bath where he traded for 10 years as Beau Nash House Antiques. I joined my father in 1997 when we renamed the business Freshfords Fine Antiques. My father retired in 2005 and the business is now located in a purpose-built showroom 7 miles south of Bath.Read more about us
circa 1800 - 1810
Rare and important Regency period coromandel centre table from the early 19th century. The highly figured circular top is decorated with book-matched veneers and crossbanded with a double banding of quarter cut veneers and a smaller outer banding of horizontal cut veneers. The top is very lively with a crossbanded coromandel edge that smooths off to rounded inward tapering. This fine detail sits above a shallow frieze that is intricately carved and made in sections. The open fret carving has an Asian style and depicts mystical shapes, centralised with hearts.
The table sits on an open fret triform pedestal base, crossbanded in coromandel adorned with solid bold scrolled supports that stand on a plinth base. The table is raised on imposing hairy paw feet with crisply carved acanthus leaf decoration and scrolls that stand on the original gilt brass concealed castors.