All three pieces of case furniture made for the library at Nostell Priory in 1766/7 – the library table, the medal case and this ‘artist’s’ table – are fitted with this type of lock
Note the second handle pattern to the flanking drawers.
They are, from left to right, from the japanned dressing table, 1771; the japanned dressing stand, 1771 and Sir Rowland Winn’s dressing table, 1769
There is one of these castors attached to a large block to the underside of both of the library table’s pedestals. Similar castors are also fitted to the library table at Harewood House, circa 1771. This unusual fitting allowed these tables to stand level on uneven floors and be easily moved.
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