S/379 George III Mahogany Sewing/Writing Table of the Sheraton Period
The rectangular top, with an inset oval mahogany figured panel, is outlined with boxwood and ebony stringing and has a band of satinwood inlay to the outer edge. The top drawer, with conforming boxwood stringing is fitted with wooden knob handles, lock and key, which when opened reveals an adjustable writing slope fitted with green hide, a double pen tray and two brass lidded ink pots. The conforming lower drawer is above a green silked sewing bag, which slides out to the right hand side and when closed is flush fitting.
The whole, with boxwood stringing outlining mahogany panels to the sides and legs, has two further satinwood panels to either side of the drawers and is raised on brass cup castors in the traditional manner.
(hide, ink pots and two wooden knob handles replaced)
22 in. (56 cm.) Wide
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) Deep
29¼ in. (74.5 cm.) High
English Circa 1790