A burr elm and coromandel centre table circa 1820
Lot 985
A burr elm and coromandel centre table circa 1820
Sold for £14,687 (US$ 24,570) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
24 Aug 2006 11:00 BST

Auction 13978
A burr elm and coromandel centre table circa 1820
Lot Details
A burr elm and coromandel centre table circa 1820
Attributed to William Trotter, The circular top with twelve radiating veneers and wide coromandel crossbanded within a gadrooned border raised on a turned lotus clasped pedestal with knulled collar and triform concave base with turned tapering feet. 71.5cm high x 138cm diameter.

Footnotes

  • At the beginning of the 19th century indigenous burr woods such as elm were, by some way the most expensive veneers used in cabinet making. Author T F Dibdin recalls a visit to William Trotter's Princes Street wareroom in 1838 thus ' I saw here some specimens of elm wood tables (the wood growing within five miles of Edinburgh) which struck me as of surpassing as well as peculiar delicacy', David Jones, The Edinburgh Cabinet and Chair Makers' Book of Prices 1805-25 pub. Kirk Wynd Press Cupar p.19.
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