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in publications including George Smith's A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture and
Interior Decoration, 1808, and his Cabinet-Maker's and Upholsterer's Guide, 1826. However, this
particularly elaborate example relates closely to the work of the Scottish cabinet-maker
and upholsterer William Trotter (d.1833). Initially entering his father's employment
around 1790, Trotter became sole proprietor of the thriving business in 1809, and in
1814-15 he undertook a major commission to furnish the library and picture-gallery at
Paxton House, Berwickshire. His work was characterised by the use of fine quality
materials, bold carving and the occasional use of brass inlay, and he was always acutely
aware of his customers' expectations. At Paxton, in particular, he created a number of
pieces specifically intended to display marble tablets collected by George Home on a
Grand Tour in the 1770s, and in his letter accompanying his initial estimate for the work
he wrote 'I mean them all of solid rose wood- and would wish as much carving upon them
as possible'. (Sebastian Pryke, 'Paxton House, Berwickshire - II', Country Life, 6 May, 1993,p.62).
|Height||73.00 cm||(28.74 inches)|
|Width||65.00 cm||(25.59 inches)|
|Depth||50.00 cm||(19.69 inches)|