19thc Mahogany & Rosewood console table
A superb quality Regency mahogany & rosewood console table with brass inlay, in the manner of George Oakley.
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This console table exudes exceptional quality with the elements of the inlay, brass inlay, fine carving and ormolu mounts.
The top consists of a finely figured veneered mahogany panel with a design of rosewood cross banding inlaid with brass line and scroll decoration.
This leads down to a mahogany cross grained edge.
The frieze consists of a central rosewood panel with a mahogany border with a brass inlaid design, all within a raised rosewood frame.
Either side of this panel is a fine quality mahogany veneered frieze with rosewood inlay.
The corners, again as the central panel are rosewood with mahogany inlay within a rosewood frame with fine quality ormolu anthemion mounts.
The side frieze has the same design as the front frieze, fine quality mahogany with rosewood inlay.
At the base of the frieze is an ormolu (gilt metal) decoration of anthemion design.
The front supports are of superb quality consisting of a finely carved mahogany carved scroll leg with rosewood inlay. Also, a fine quality ormolu mount of leaf decoration with carved stylised oak leaf decoration following down the leg.
The lower section to the front supports are inlaid with a rosewood design leading down to a carved mahogany collar of a foliage design.
The leg terminates with bold ormolu hairy paw animal feet.
The back consists of two uprights, inlaid with rosewood with an inverted panel holding a finely carved twisted column.
These support the mirror back which is also supported on a fine quality inverted front plinth, also inlaid with rosewood and with an anthemion brass mount to the centre (this mount has a small piece missing to the tip of a leaf/petal).
Although the mirror is probably not original to the piece, it has been part of the table possibly since mid 19thc. However, this is not uncommon due to changes in fashion and mirrors were often added to such pieces.
This table is in excellent condition and stable construction and can go straight into a home.
George Oakley (1760-1840) was established in St Pauls Churchyard and Old Bond Street in London and was a successful Regency cabinet maker who also attracted Royal Patronage.
He was reputed for his high standard of craftsmanship and for the supply of pieces including inlaid brass decoration.