19thC French Rosewood Drop-Leaf Side or Work Table
A fine French rosewood piece from the late 19th Century and in very good condition, with beautifully figured top and drop-leaves, mouldings to all edges that comprise a rounded upper and thumb-moulded lower piece, with canted corners to the drop-leaves which are supported on single hinged & recessed brackets to each side, over bead-moulded panels to front & rear, the front incorporating a single drawer with brass teardrop pull-handle over a drop-down door secured by the key to a sprung catch and opening on to a marble-lined compartment, below which is a side-to-side trough supported on runners, all bearing on four ring-turned and octagonal inverse-tapering supports, united by an under tier and terminating in short, tapering legs and brass casters with studded collars, this high-quality side or work table will impress in the most tasteful of reception rooms, whether period-furnished or more contemporary in style, fully-deserving of the admiring attention it will surely attract.
NB: Inscribed to the L/H frame of the marble-lined compartment is the legend HA329 and, although I cannot say specifically what this signifies, it is clearly a mark of quality. In addition, there is a star-shaped vent to the rear of this compartment which suggests it was originally a pot cupboard.
Width with Drop-Leaves Down 38.5cm x Depth 38.5cm (15.25" x 15.25")
Width with Drop-Leaves Up 75cm x Depth 38.5cm (29.5" x 15.25")
Height 81cm (32")
This piece dates from around the late 19thC, so you may expect the mature character & patina of age, together with wear & tear commensurate with normal use but, now professionally & sympathetically restored, it's in very good, clean & sound condition and ready to use in your home.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS ITEM IS NOW ALSO ON SALE AT THE BRACKLEY ANTIQUE CELLAR & ELSEWHERE , SO IS OFFERED SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE
THE DELIVERY COST WILL VARY, DEPENDING ON THE BUYER'S LOCATION AND IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE SELLING PRICE OF THE ITEM
I will deliver this item myself for £15 only within a 25 mile radius of Brackley in Northamptonshire, £35 only within a radius of 26-50 miles or up to £75 only within a radius of 51-100 miles. Where possible, I will quote at commercial rates for distances over 100 miles or try www.shiply.com for couriers with part loads but, in all cases where you are considering a purchase, please let me have your PostCode so I may confirm the delivery cost. Alternatively, you are welcome to collect the item yourself.
I am open to enquiries from outside the UK and I can arrange shipment to the USA & Europe. However, please bear in mind that shipping costs may be prohibitive and will include my own expenses.
I accept payment by PayPal but generally I prefer Cash upon Delivery/Collection.
This item may be viewed, by appointment, at Brackley in Northamptonshire, UK.