Neoclassical occasional table
Neoclassical occassional table with marquetry decoration, having a harewood top centered by a boxwood patera and a plain frieze with a single drawer, supported on square tapering legs headed by boxwood fluting, the edges with contrasting boxwood stringing. Inlay work in the manner of William Moore, a cabinetmaker who worked for Ince and Mayhew, for reference see Victoria and Albert (W.56:1 to 3-1925).
The move to smaller, more manageable sized tables such as this one, was a move towards smaller rooms and a down scaling in the furniture scheme. It coincided with the birth of the middle class who needed fine furnishings but who would not be able to fit country house fitments into smaller city dwellings.
24 1/4 inches