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Set of George III Sheraton Period Nest of Tables, made in Amboyna, Padouk and Ebony

Set of George III Sheraton Period Nest of Tables, made in Amboyna, Padouk and Ebony

England

circa 1800

The table tops are veneered with Amboyna burr with a solid ebony beading, cross banded to the sides with two etched lines running parallel. The entire frames of the tables are made with solid padouk sections, the table supports are simulating bamboo shoots, that are supported by beautiful curved stretchers and terminating on solid out-swept feet.

Amboyna wood was imported from the East Indies, in particular to the Island of Ceram. From there its richly figured burls were shipped to Europe via Singapore, a concentration point for rare East Indian timbers. Amboyna is exceedingly beautiful and highly-ornamental wood. Its available size, figure, and colour recommends its use in the manufacture of small cabinets.

Condition

The tables are in very good condition. Please find details below of the individual dimensions of tables: Table 1 - 74cm high x 8.5cm wide x 27cm deep Table 2 - 72.5cm high x 34cm wide x 25.5cm deep Table 3 - 71cm high x 30cm wide x 24cm deep

Literature

The nest of tables have always been three, there is no evidence of any smaller or larger table to the set. The amboyna wood to the tables is exceptional. The tables are sturdy and the frames are solid due to the fact they have been made in padouk wood.

Exhibitions

Thomas Sheraton's Directory of designs and drawings 1803, shows a similar design to the nest amboyna tables we have in stock now. The design in Sheraton's book shows a set quartette tables with the same bamboo frame design.

Dimensions

Height Framed 74.00cm (29.13 inches)

Width Framed 35.00cm (13.78 inches)

Stock No: F542

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