George III Sheraton period satinwood side cabinet

Stock Code: 2262 - SOLD

Description: A fine George III Sheraton period satinwood side cabinet, of elegant proportions and fine quality throughout. The cabinet of rectangular form with rounded, inset front corners. The frieze with inlaid geometric padouk panels strung with box and ebony, bordered by a rosewood moulding to the top and box strung amaranth cross-banding below. The doors with box strung amaranth banding and a ebony roundel to each corner, with pleated grey/blue silk and brass wired inset panels, opening to reveal an interior with fitted shelves. The rounded front corners are inset with a peripheral amaranth box and ebony strung cross banding, all under a removable grey porter marble top with inset cross-banding. The cabinet is supported by six square section tapering legs, inset with amaranth and strung with ebony and box.

Further Information: Thomas Sheraton (1751 - October 22, 1806) was a furniture designer, one of the ?big three? English furniture makers of the 18th century, along with Thomas Chippendale and George Hepplewhite. Sheraton?s name is associated with the styles of furniture fashionable in the 1790s and early 1800s. Many of the designs are based on classical architecture, knowledge of which was an essential part of a designer?s technical education. Not all of the drawings are of his own design; he acknowledges that some of them came from works in progress in the workshops of practicing cabinet makers. But he was a superb draughtsman and he set his name on the style of the era.

Condition: Excellent. Minor restorations, waxing. The silk and brassware to the doors replaced, the marble top possibly later.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1790

Provenance: Private collection London

Maker: In the manner of Thomas Sheraton

Dimensions: Height 38.50 inches (97.79cm) Width 56.00 inches (142.24cm) Depth 17.50 inches (44.45cm)

Price: £12,900