George III serpentine rosewood & marquetry inlaid Pembroke table
George III serpentine rosewood & marquetry inlaid Pembroke table
George III serpentine rosewood & marquetry inlaid Pembroke table
George III serpentine rosewood & marquetry inlaid Pembroke table
George III serpentine rosewood & marquetry inlaid Pembroke table
George III serpentine rosewood & marquetry inlaid Pembroke table

George III serpentine rosewood & marquetry inlaid Pembroke table

c. 1775 England

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A museum quality George III Hepplewhite design rosewood and marquetry inlaid Pembroke table attributed to Christopher Fuhrlohg. The serpentine shaped top cross banded in tulip wood with a central satinwood oval medallion inlaid with flowers, flanked by foliage issuing from rams' head mounted urns with paterae to the corners. The frieze cross banded with tulip wood with two opposing harewood drawers with inlaid marquetry floral sprays. The table is supported by cabriole shaped legs, with rosewood outer and satinwood inner faces and is supported on semi-concealed leather wheeled castors.

Christopher Fuhrlohg was a Swedish émigré who trained in Paris. The Fuhrlohg attribution is strengthened by the low, wide Adam-esque urns with triple ram’s head handles. This motif – highly unusual in having an extra ram’s head to the centre of the urn - was used by Fuhrlohg on the top of an English bureau plat at Alnwick Castle. Other Fuhrlohg characteristics include the idiosyncratic use of different grounds to veneer the backs and fronts of the legs, seen for instance on the Furhlohg commode in the Lady Lever collection. Christopher Fuhrlohg (born about 1740 – died after 1787) arrived in London from Paris around 1766. He worked first for John Linnell in Berkeley Square before setting up by himself nearby. His clients included the Prince of Wales and Lord Howard of Audley End. Along with Pierre Langlois and George Haupt he helped make the Parisian taste for marquetry fashionable in London.

This piece has remained until now in the same family since the 1920s. At that time the family approached Herbert Cescinsky to help them form a collection of walnut, carved mahogany, and satinwood furniture. Cescinsky, the author of a string of books on the subject, is one of English furniture’s most distinguished early authorities. He rivalled R.W. Symonds in his ability to source the best examples of each period
Excellent. Minor restorations to loose marquetry, waxing. The castors are replacements.
Purchased in the 1920’s with the guidance of acclaimed furniture historian Herbert Cescinsky, it has remained within the same family collection since then.
English, George III, circa 1775
Dimensions
Height 28.50 inch (72.39 cm)
Width 37.50 inch (95.25 cm)
Depth 29.00 inch (73.66 cm)
Stock Code
1926
Medium
Rosewood, satinwood, harewood
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