George III Lady’s Burr Yew and Satinwood Work Table
George III Lady’s Burr Yew and Satinwood Work Table
George III Lady’s Burr Yew and Satinwood Work Table
George III Lady’s Burr Yew and Satinwood Work Table
George III Lady’s Burr Yew and Satinwood Work Table

Attributed to THOMAS SHERATON (c.1751-1806)

George III Lady’s Burr Yew and Satinwood Work Table

c. 1790 England

Offered by Thomas Coulborn & Sons

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The table fitted with a sliding fire screen, a pull out work pouch, a drawer with small compartments, a writing slide, and an adjustable reading slope. Decorated with burr yew panels, purple heart banding, and kingwood cross-banding. Supported on tapering legs, with burr yew panels and set on original castors.

A similar satinwood work table of the same dimensions with mahogany stringing and brass handles, which is dated 1785-1800, is illustrated in Ralph Fastnedge’s ‘Sheraton Furniture’ (Faber and Faber, 1962), plate 50. This table is in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s collection (Museum number: W.59-1927). It is currently on loan to the Bath Preservation Trust and is on display at 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

In 'The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book', Thomas Sheraton’s design for ‘A Reading & Writing Table’, plate 44, published on 16th July 1792, bears likenesses with our work table (Thomas Sheraton, 'The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book', Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1972). Sheraton’s design for ‘A Screen Table’, plate 43, published on 27th September 1792. also reveals similarities of design with our work table, which is underlined in the accompanying notes: ‘This table is intended for a lady to write or work at near the fire; the screen part behind securing her face from its injuries. There is a drawer below the slider, and the slider is lined with green cloth.’ (Thomas Sheraton, 'The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book', Dover Publications, Inc., New York, 1972, p.93). Both Sheraton’s table designs include cross-banding, as in this example.
Dimensions
Height 76.50 cm (30.12 inches)
Width 51.00 cm (20.08 inches)
Depth 38.00 cm (14.96 inches)
Stock Code
6360
Medium
Burr Yew and Satinwood
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
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West Midlands
B72 1QP
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