Regency Rosewood Centre Table




Circa 1820


H  29.00 inch (73.66 cm)   W  48.00 inch (121.92 cm)   D  36.00 inch (91.44 cm)  

H  29.00 inch (73.66 cm)  
W  48.00 inch (121.92 cm)  
D  36.00 inch (91.44 cm)  


This brass-inlaid rectangular table has pendant paired scrolls on the sides and corners. The legs are composed of twin bow shaped supports, terminating with sabots above porcelain castors, joined by a central shaped stretcher. The decoration consists of ormolu mounts of patera, scrolls and other classical ornament and restrained brass stringing.

George Oakley, cabinet maker and upholsterer, specialized in rosewood, satinwood and calamander pieces in the Grecian style, frequently inlaid with ebony or brass. Much favoured by the Prince Regent he worked at Carlton House and gained a Royal Warrant in 1799. It is likely that he supplied card tables of a related design for the Music Room at Buckingham Palace. This, coupled with extensive premises in Bond Street and the City, ensured a stream of prestigious commissions for the Mansion House, the Bank of England, Thomas Baring (banker), Lady Cotton of Madingley Hall and Edward, Lord Lascelles, for Harewood House, Hanover Square.
Examples of the furniture he supplied to Papworth Hall in 1810 are illustrated in
F.Collard, Regency Furniture, 1985, p.107.

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