A Regency rosewood, crossbanded and brass marquetry inlaid secretaire side cabinet
Lot 174Y
A Regency rosewood, crossbanded and brass marquetry inlaid secretaire side cabinet in the manner of S. Jamar
£2,000 - 3,000
US$ 3,400 - 5,100
Auction Details
Lot Details
A Regency rosewood, crossbanded and brass marquetry inlaid secretaire side cabinet
in the manner of S. Jamar
The rectangular moulded top above a gilt metal stiff leaf cast frieze and a secretaire drawer inlaid with a central anthemion enclosing a later green and gilt tooled leather writing surface, enclosing three satinwood small drawers and five pigeonholes above a pair of silk backed brass grille doors flanked by gilt metal mounted turned columns enclosing two banks of eight graduated drawers; on lobed turned feet, 110cm wide, 57.5cm deep, 97cm high (43" wide, 22.5" deep, 38" high).

Footnotes

  • The present cabinet is conceived in the French Empire style associated with the Soho cabinet-maker S.Jamar. Jamar's strong leaning towards French influences supports conjecture that he may have been trained, if not brought up on the Continent. By 1819 he was at 29 Wardour Street and advertised his works as 'equal to any made in Paris'. Documented cabinets by this maker featuring similar free-standing columns with engine-turned mounts are illustrated in C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, Leeds, 1996, pp.273-280, pls. 510, 511, 518, 520, 521. A related secretaire cabinet by S. Jamar sold anonymously, Christie's, London, 13 June 2002, lot 185.
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