Early 19th Century Metamorphic Library Table with library steps
Fitted with a leather-lined writing surface within a rope carved border, above false drawers, the side drawer opening to reveal a library ladder, the whole raised on reeded legs ending in casters. Fitted with gilt-metal handles. This table is en suite to the writing table advertised by Mallett and Son. It has the same rope twist molding around the top and the handles are identical and after a design by Thomas Hope. It is extremely rare to find en suite pieces such as these by top craftsmen.