Fine Regency Rosewood, Calamander and Ebony, Brass Inlaid and Gilt Table
A fine Regency period rosewood veneered, calamander and Macassar ebony crossbanded, brass inlaid and gilt centre table, in the manner of George Oakley,
The circular, book-matched veneered top, crossbanded and brass-inlaid, with conforming apron, raised on a turned column with gilt gadrooned collar to the bottom, over the tripartite base, similarly inlaid, raised on original ornate brass castors.
The form and quality of this very fine table relates to the oeuvre of the London cabinetmaker, George Oakley, who favoured exotic veneers, brass inlays and elaborate mounts.
George Oakley (c.1760-1840) was established at 22 Southside, St Pauls Churchyard, and 8 Old Bond Street in 1786, with a partner, Henry Kettle; in 1800 the firm attracted the patronage of the Prince of Wales