An Antique Centre Writing Table
An Antique Centre Writing Table
An Antique Centre Writing Table

Attributed to HOLLAND & SON (worked 1803-1968)

An Antique Centre Writing Table

c. 1875 England

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A Louis XVI Centre Writing Table in the Aesthetic Taste, firmly attributed to Holland & Sons

Of free standing bow ended rectangular form, constructed in coromandel, with specimen wood and ivory inlays, dressed with gilt bronze accents; rising from toupie feet, having a swept inlaid stretcher conjoining the tapered cannelure grooved legs, inset with pendant gilt bronze bellflowers, having gilt paterae to the capitols; two lockable drawers, with mahogany linings and quadrant mouldings to one side, with faux drawers to the obverse; having a particularly fine gilt tooled leather writing surface.
Circa 1875
The noted London company of Holland & Sons made a great deal of furniture in the Louis XVI manner, although it is unusual to record this piece, employing as it does, coromandel and the Aesthetic designs seen here, a combination associated with Jackson & Graham, or Lamb of Manchester. In 1868 ‘The Grammar of Ornament’ collated by the noted architect Owen Jones, proved a rich source for the Aesthetic movement, championed by Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde, inter alia, and some of the designs in the inlays are to be found in the section of Greek Ornament’.
Height 74.00 cm (29.13 inches)
Width 112.00 cm (44.09 inches)
Depth 58.50 cm (23.03 inches)
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Coromandel, specimen woods

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