Metamorphic Library Table

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. This table was made en suite with the eight legged writing table shown on this site. It is extremely rare to find pieces made en suite in the early 19th century that are not in country homes, but a great example of such work is by Chippendale the Younger at Stourhead in Wiltshire.

Circa 1810
Ht. 29 1/2″
Width 32 1/4″
Depth 42″

$65,000

 

 

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