Antique English William IV Rosewood Library Table circa 1835
The restrained and elegant profile of this antique English rosewood writing or library table circa 1835 gives it a stylishness entirely appropriate for a modern interior. In the early nineteenth century the importation of rosewood offered a new material for discerning clients. Fabulously grained with an organic pattern rosewood lent itself to large flat expanses that allow the distinctive grain to be fully appreciated. This English library table desk features a pair of drawers on the front as well as a pair of false drawer fronts on the reverse so the table may be seen from any direction. Flanking the drawers are beautiful scrolls with a curved shape that echoes the rounded corners of the top as well as the raised platforms that support the legs. Even the raised feet with their original casters are circular in shape with a ribbed melon motif. The two rectangular legs are enhanced with a moulded edge and joined by a single tuned horizontal stretcher for stability. Notice how the ring turnings and the central decorative device of stylized lotus petals on the stretcher also relate to the overall appearance in a coherent manner. Whether used in a traditional role or reimagined for a contemporary interior this example of English cabinet making will be a superb addition to a home.
WIDTH: 54 in | HEIGHT: 28 in | DEPTH: 26½ in
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