The table has stunning olivewood veneers to the centre of the table, cross banded with maple, silky oak and sycamore bandings with olive veneers to the table edge. The highly figured pedestal and base are made in the solid.
The natural lustre to the base, pedestal and feet comes from the extraordinary grain and figuration of olivewood. It is rare to see olive wood in English furniture particularly in the 19th Century. It is a slow growing tree that produces small cuts of veneers. It is extremely pleasing.
Joseph Nutter, Bradford, Yorks. cm (1820-40). Born at Pellon near Halifax, Yorks. in 1799 and said to have been apprentice to his relative Matthew Nutter whose workshop was in Westgate, Bradford. Established his own business in the town circa 1820 and is shown at 37 Darley Street in 1830 and 3 North Parade, 1828-40. In 1830 he took Christopher Pratt as apprentice. Nutter used labels to mark his furniture, and a set of rosewood quartetto tables, one of which has a chess board, and another a reading stand which folds inside the top, is known. (D; Temple Newsam House, Leeds, Exhib. Cat., Victorian and Edwardian Furniture by Pratts of Bradford, 1970; Furn. Hist., 1971)
Height 74.00cm (29.13 inches)
Width 47.50cm (18.7 inches)
Depth 47.50cm (18.7 inches)
Stock No: F585