PRESENTING a LOVELY Early 20C English Oval Tilt Top Ball and Claw Side Table.
Made in the Regency/Sheraton/Chippendale Style in England circa 1900-20.
The serial numbers on the ‘bird cage’ area of the base tell us that it is a 20C piece but the natural aging and patina tell us that it is very early 20C.
Made of good quality mahogany
Very nice ‘Ball and Claw’ feet with very good definition and detail.
The oval top is inlaid with a central medallion of an urn with flowers inside an inlaid oval medallion made of either satinwood or boxwood and ebony. Very much in the Regency/Sheraton Style but also popular in the Edwardian Era when it was made.
Really nice natural patina to the top with character obtained through age and use. What we in the trade ‘LOVE’ !
A REALLY GOOD REPRODUCTION OF A MUCH EARLIER TABLE … THE SAME ‘LOOK’ AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF A PERIOD PIECE !
SHERATON STYLE : Sheraton is a late 18th century neoclassical English furniture style, in vogue ca 1785 – 1820, that was coined by 19th century collectors and dealers to credit furniture designer Thomas Sheraton, born in Stockton-on-Tees, England in 1751 and whose books, “The Cabinet Dictionary” (1803) of engraved designs and the “Cabinet Maker’s & Upholsterer’s Drawing Book” (1791) of furniture patterns exemplify this style.
The Sheraton style was inspired by the Louis XVI style and features round tapered legs, fluting and most notably contrasting veneer inlays. Sheraton style furniture takes lightweight rectilinear forms, using satinwood, mahogany and tulipwood, sycamore and rosewood for inlaid decorations, though painted finishes and brass fittings are also to be found. Swags, husks, flutings, festoons, and rams’ heads are amongst the common motifs applied to pieces of this style.
Without pedantic archaeology, it brought the Neoclassical taste of architects like Robert Adam within reach of the middle class. In many respects Sheraton style corresponds with the contemporary Directoire style of France. The Sheraton style was the most reproduced style in the United States during the Federal period.
Early 20C English Oval Tilt Top Ball and Claw Side Table.
Provenance: From a Dallas Estate Originally from Canada.
Dimensions: Open with Table Top Up it is 41 inches tall, 21 inches wide at the feet and 21 inches deep.
Closed with the table top down it is 27.8 inches tall, 21 inches deep at the feet and the table top is 28 inches wide and 15.75 inches deep.
Condition: Good original condition. Some blemishes through age and use but nothing significant. The table is very structurally sound.