Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to <em>William Trotter</em>
Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to <em>William Trotter</em>
Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to <em>William Trotter</em>
Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to <em>William Trotter</em>
Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to <em>William Trotter</em>
Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to <em>William Trotter</em>

Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to William Trotter

c. 1820 Scotland

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A fine Scottish Regency figured mahogany linen press attributed to William Trotter of Edinburgh. The moulded cornice over a flame mahogany frieze, with a pair of panelled doors below opening to reveal a fitted interior of five original mahogany linen slides. The bottom half with an arrangement of two over three graduated, oak lined cock beaded drawers, retaining the original unusual gilt brass rectangular drop handles. The press stands on shaped bracket feet. This piece is in remarkably fine condition, and is of the highest quality throughout; it appears that it has had minimal use during its 190 or so years at Blairquhan.

William Trotter was born into a family of merchants in 1772, descended on the maternal side from the family of John Knox, he became a member of The Merchant Company in 1797 and by 1809 he was sole proprietor of the firm Young & Trotter. In 1819 he was elected master of The Merchant Company and from 1825-27 he was Lord Provost of Edinburgh. In 1814-15 he furnished the library and picture gallery which the architect Robert Reid had added to Paxton House for George Home. Trotter continued to trade from 9 Princes Street (the site on which the 'Balmoral Hotel' stands today) until his death in 1833. He was regarded as the perhaps the most eminent of all Scottish cabinet makers. Trotter was a great rival of James & Mathew Morrison who supplied the majority of furniture for Sir David Hunter Blair at the newly renovated Blairquhan House. This piece was apparently documented in the house archives as one of the few pieces at Blairquhan made by William Trotter
Excellent. Cleaning & waxing, minor restorations.
Blairquhan House, Ayrshire commissioned by Sir David Hunter Blair from William Trotter of Edinburgh.
Scottish, Regency, George IV, circa 1820
Dimensions
Height 80.50 inch (204.47 cm)
Width 49.50 inch (125.73 cm)
Depth 24.00 inch (60.96 cm)
Stock Code
1706
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