The Brookhill Hall Oak Side Table
The Brookhill Hall Oak Side Table
The Brookhill Hall Oak Side Table
The Brookhill Hall Oak Side Table
The Brookhill Hall Oak Side Table

The Brookhill Hall Oak Side Table

1678 England

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A rare late 17th Century Charles II Derbyshire oak and carved joined Side Table. Raised on six turned baluster legs with stretchers below a decoratively carved frieze centred by a shield including the date 1678 and inscribed with initials: “I W E”.

Side tables are used at the side of the room and therefore they are always left unfinished and undecorated on the rear side, since the back was never intended to be seen.
The Coke Family, Brookhill Hall, Pinxton Derbyshire.
The Coke Family, Sharrington Hall, Norfolk.
Brookhill Hall (near Pinxton, Derbyshire) has belonged to the Sacheverell Coke family since the mid 16th Century. Brookhill Hall housed one of the finest collections of English period oak furniture, most of which was made for the house – a collection exceptional in both its quantity and the quality of the workmanship.
Roy Christian, ‘Brookhill Hall, Pinxton’ in Derbyshire Life & Countryside, 1968, pp.30-33. A photograph of the side table, situated in the dining room and taken by A.H.Parfitt, is shown on page 31.

‘Treasures of Derbyshire Houses: V. The Oak of Brookhill Hall’, in Derbyshire Life & Countryside, August 1970, pp.30-31. Both articles are illustrated with photographs of Brookhill Hall and its contents.

Bibliography: An oak side table which has a frieze carved in low relief with a very similar design is illustrated in Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture: Volume Three (Antique Collectors’ Club, 1983), p.276, fig 5. This table is dated c.1650.
Height 89.90 cm (35.39 inches)
Width 310.00 cm (122.05 inches)
Depth 83.80 cm (32.99 inches)
Stock Code
Carved oak.
Dated 1678 and inscribed with initials: “I W E”.
Thomas Coulborn & Sons

Thomas Coulborn & Sons
Vesey Manor
64 Birmingham Road
Sutton Coldfield
West Midlands
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