Regency period mahogany satinwood sofa table


Wonderfully faded figured mahogany & satinwood sofa table.
Ca 1815.

Height: 28″.
Width: Leaves down 34″, 59″ extended.
Depth: 30″.

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A mahogany and satinwood sofa table with a beautifully-faded, figured, matched mahogany & satinwood top. Regency period, circa 1815.

Supported on well-drawn ”curule” X-framed supports, united by a stretcher.

The top with a broad satinwood margin contained within ebony and boxwood lines with rosewood crossbandings.

The frieze contains a cedar-lined working drawer with dummy front to the reverse.

All of lovely colour and quality.

This versatile high quality antique table can be used as a conventional sofa table, as a library / writing table, as a dressing table, or even as a small supper table.

Nb. The curule form has its origins in ancient Rome. Seating furniture of this design was reserved for high ranking individuals. Originally such chairs would have been veneered in costly ivory, and often hinged for easy transport.

The Regency period in England, with its revived interest in classicism, produced some excellent furniture of curule form, which is rare and highly sought after by collectors and decorators alike.

Height 28″
Width leaves down 34″, 59″ leaves up.
Depth 30″.