Late Regency Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard
Late Regency Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard
Late Regency Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard
Late Regency Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard
Late Regency Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard
Late Regency Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard

Attributed to THOMAS KING, CABINET-MAKER (c.1790-c.1839)

Late Regency Mahogany Pedestal Sideboard

c. 1830 to c. 1840 England

Offered by Baggott Church Street Ltd


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Carved and scrolled crested backboard with carved acanthus to polished top over central panelled frieze drawer. The twin pedestals each with convex fronted drawer over flamed-figured panelled doors with applied mouldings and bold carved, reeded scrollings. The doors open to shelves and a cellarette and stand upon lotus carved bracket feet. A more or less exact drawing of this sideboard appears on page 51 of Thomas King’s “The Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified” of 1829.
English, circa 1830-1840
Max. Height 55” (140cm) Board Height 39” (99cm) Width 9’8” (2.95m) Depth 31” (79cm)
Stock No. 8590
Thomas King was a highly influential cabinet maker and designer of the early 19th century, calling himself “an upholsterer of forty-five years’ experience” and publishing around a dozen pattern books between 1829 and 1840. Working from various addresses in London, such as Brunswick Square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields and High Holborn, King’s most successful publication was “The Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified” that was first published in 1829, reprinted as a “new and improved” edition in 1835 and then reproduced, unaltered, until as late as 1862. King was devoted to the French revival style, stating in his introduction to “The Modern Style”, that within his designs “the English style is carefully blended with Parisian taste”. Most of his larger pieces had crestings of carved acanthus, anthemion and honeysuckle and he introduced classical and Grecian elements wherever possible.

The manner of his pattern books, especially “The Modern Style” proved highly popular with cabinet makers, presenting them with clear enough illustrations, along with an eclectic array of alternative components for each type of furniture, that designs could be picked and chosen at will. He also made no indication as to which wood should be used or the level of decoration, leaving it up to the choice of the individual. Myriad interpretations of these choices can be seen in extant built examples of his designs. This particular book was also heavily relied upon by cabinet makers in the United States who used British pattern books as sources of fashion and technique. There are copies to be found in libraries in Boston, Philadelphia and New York along with evidence of his influence in many pieces of American furniture throughout the 19th century.
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Baggott Church Street Ltd

Baggott Church Street Ltd
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