Regency tulipwood, gilt-brass mounted and silver inlaid library table
in the manner of Thomas Hope, the manufacture possibly by George Oakley
The rectangular top inlaid with stylised flower spandrels and sycamore stringing, the frieze with a pair of real drawers opposed by simulated drawers, all retaining their original leopard mask handles, the end supports inlaid with paterae and lotus flowers flanked by opposing ebonised and parcel-gilt leopard monopodia issuing gilt-metal rings from their mouths, on a pair of plinths, 109cm wide, 59cm deep, 75cm high (42.5" wide, 23" deep, 29.5" high).
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