A Handsome Late Regency Period Rosewood Side or Centre Table c.1825

Origin: English
Period: Regency
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1825
Height: 30”
Width: 34”
Depth: 19.5” (all at top)

The stylish Regency period rosewood centre table having an over-sailing rectangular two plank top over a well turned central stretcher to splayed and pierced supports with draught turned cabouchons, to four bun feet with the original concealed castors, the whole surviving in original condition from the first quarter of nineteenth century England.

The condition of the table is good overall with a lovely glass like surface to the top and expected wear to the extremities. There are few small sections of abrasion marks and wear to some of the roundels and feet, all making for a nice patination. We have given the piece an oil and wax treatment to bring out the patina. The castors are original and the piece moves quite freely. The two piece top does have a small gap between the two planks and a few tarnish marks.

The influences on Regency design and taste were legion; from Sheraton’s neoclassicism, Henry Holland’s Anglo-French taste, the Greek revival of Thomas Hope, and the Chinoiserie favoured by the Prince Regent, to an interest in the Gothic, Old English and rustic. The Regency attitude to interior decoration often involved treating each room as a unit with individual furnishings and wall decorations in harmony of theme or colour scheme.

This particular table is similar in design to a piece by the great maker of Morel and Seddon.

Pared down elegance, classical clarity of form.