Circa 1815, exhibition quality Regency rosewood and brass inlaid circular breakfast table. The top has a wonderful well figured rosewood veneer and a large double brass banding, with fine brass inlay within it depicting acorns and leaves in a continuous weave around the circumference of the table. The edge is crossbanded and there is a deep apron with a brass bezel, and within this another double line of brass inlay which has canted corners on every section and a small brass flower head. The table is held in position by two brass pins beneath the original double brass locking clasp. There are also some old Whytock & Reid of Edinburgh retail labels. There is a mahogany block with two further brass clips to lock the table in position. Beneath this is a rectangular upright with brass inlay and a foliate cast inlay in the centre, on a raised platform base again with a profusion of brass inlay on all sides. The whole piece stands on four elegant sabre legs with rosewood veneers and brass inlay in the form of flower heads. The toes are enclosed in a brass foliate casting and finishes on castors. Excellent condition and wonderful colour.
Size 72cm high x 121cm diameter.