Dressing table in the manner of Mayhew and Ince
An exceedingly fine serpentine yewwood dressing table in the manner of Ince and Mayhew, having a burlwood top with excellent color and a velvet lined writing slide above a shaped frieze with a false drawer and a working drawer at one end, the whole supported on tapering cabriole leg, the lower portion decorated by ormolu enrichments, with brass casters.
Mayhew and Ince (their partnership ran from 1758-1804) were one of the longer lived partnerships in the high end of the furniture trade in the 18th century. Their work was often fashionable as this “French Hepplewhite” dressing table confirms. Not a great deal of their furniture is documented but their furniture is known to have several characteristics including cedar lined drawers (in the very small drawers) ebonized details and the use of native timbers such as pollard oak and burr yew wood.
30 1/4 inches
25 1/2 inches
17 1/2 inches