Regency burr elm card table attributed to William Trotter

Stock Code: 2124 - SOLD

Description: A fine Regency burr elm, satinwood and marquetry banded card table attributed to William Trotter of Edinburgh. The top of rectangular shape veneered in burr elm, and banded in satinwood with an inlaid floral trellis strung with ebony. The frieze with inset gadrooned rectangular panels over a leaf carved, reeded and gadrooned tapering stem, supported by Quattro form carved an swept elm legs terminating in unusual intricate capped castors.

Further Information: William Trotter was born into a family of merchants in 1772, descended on the maternal side from the family of John Knox, he became a member of The Merchant Company in 1797 and by 1809 he was sole proprietor of the firm Young & Trotter. In 1814-15 he furnished the library and picture gallery which the architect Robert Reid had added to Paxton House for George Home. Trotter continued to trade from 9 Princes Street (the site on which the "Balmoral Hotel" stands today) until his death in 1833. He was regarded as the perhaps the most eminent of all Scottish cabinet makers, enjoying working in a variety of woods including elm and pollard oak.

Condition: Excellent. Possible minor old restorations. The baize playing surface replaced.

Country of Origin: Scotland

Origin/Age: Scottish, Regency, George III, circa 1815

Provenance: Private collection East Anglia.

Maker: William Trotter, Edinburgh

Dimensions: Height 29.50 inches (74.93cm) Width 36.00 inches (91.44cm) Depth 18.00 inches (45.72cm)

Price: £12,900