circa 1830 - 1840
Kingwood, tulipwood, rosewood, leather and ormolu
74 x 137 x 73 cm
Place of origin
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Upton House, Warwickshire
A kingwood, tulipwood, rosewood and ormolu-mounted bureau-plat, English, circa 1830-1840. In the manner of Town & Emanuel. The serpentine top inset with green leather, above three frieze drawers and opposing dummy drawers, each end mounted with bacchic masks, on cabriole legs with foliate mounts and sabots.
The Louis XIV, XV and XVI furniture styles were again very fashionable in the 1830s and 1840s and firms such as Town & Emanuel of New Bond Street, London (fl.1830-1849) cultivated the British aristocratic taste for such furniture by producing high quality copies, which included items in 'buhl'. Labelled examples are recorded in the Royal Collection, the National Trust collections at Hinton Ampner (NT 1529727) and the Burghley House collection. See also a bureau plat with similar end frieze masks illustrated in C. Gilbert Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, FHS 1996, plate 914.
Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840 (FHS 1996), plate 914