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This was probably made for Maple & Co and is typical of their work.
It has inlaid boxwood lines to the top, bottom, and slats, and the top has beautiful flame mahogany to the centre as well as crossbanding and inlaid hatching around it.
The quality and attention to detail throughout is second to none.
85 cm High x 50 cm Wide x 50 cm Deep
In excellent condition as it has just been restored.
Thomas Sheraton - 18th century furniture designer, once characterized mahogany as "best suited to furniture where strength is demanded as well as a wood that works up easily, has a beautiful figure and polishes so well that it is an ornament to any room in which it may be placed." Matching his words to his work, Sheraton designed much mahogany furniture. The qualities that impressed Sheraton are particularly evident in a distinctive pattern of wood called "flame mahogany."
The flame figure in the wood is revealed by slicing through the face of the branch at the point where it joins another element of the tree.
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