An Antique Drum Centre Table
An Antique Drum Centre Table

An Antique Drum Centre Table

c. 1835 England

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An Attractive Drum Top Library Table By William Freeman of Norwich
The design of this centre table is drawn from the noted work of Richard Bridgens, and constructed in pollard oak, and gilt bronze; rising from a quadripartite scroll footed base, shod with castors, flowing into the upswept, incurving column, adorned with foliate gilt bronze guard strips; the circular top incorporates alternately lockable, and false drawers, dressed with line inlay: the top having a gilt tooled leather inset writing surface, and a gilt bronze guard strip to the lip.
William Freeman is recorded on pp.321 of the ‘Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840’, published by the Furniture History Society, as being made a freeman on 24 February 1811, and licensed as a cabinet maker; pieces of his furniture, stencilled with his name, are noted.
Richard Bridgens exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1812 until 1835, and the initial issue of his influential book, ‘Furniture with Candelabra, & Interior Decoration’ was first published in 1833, with a revised edition re-issued in 1838. The design of our table is taken from one of the plates ‘Marquetrie (sic) Centre Table’.
Height 76.50 cm (30.12 inches)
Diameter 121.00 (47.64 inches)
Stock Code
Pollard Oak, Gilt bronze

154 Kensington Church Street
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