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George III Sheraton Period 18th Century Rosewood & Satinwood Inlaid Artist Cabinet

George III Sheraton Period 18th Century Rosewood & Satinwood Inlaid Artist Cabinet

Period of THOMAS SHERATON

England

circa 1790

The rosewood veneered top with satinwood cross-banding and a fitted brass gallery sits above brass column supports that flank a brass wire frame. The rosewood inset panels with inlay are beautifully figured. The hinged lid opens to reveal a concealed space with divided compartments. The rosewood banded top opens outwards to a full leather writing surface and is supported by two small full length drawers below. The one long and two short drawers to the frieze are mahogany lined with the right hand short drawer being fully fitted out with artists paints, pots and other paraphernalia. The concealed reading slope is pulled up when the writing flap is open and is adjustable and the writing edge is veneered in satinwood to match the profusely inlaid and cross banded frieze and tapered legs. The top is fitted above a concealed folio space to the lower back section with a shaped shelf to the front and the cabinet stands on the original brass capped castors.

The artist cabinet is almost certainly unique and is undoubtedly London made. The quality of workmanship, the use of timber including the use of West Indian Satinwood ties it into a top class work shop of the day.

Dimensions

Height 100.00cm (39.37 inches)

Width 76.00cm (29.92 inches)

Depth 45.00cm (17.72 inches)

Stock No: F1032

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