A George III mahogany Pembroke table
Lot 87
A George III sycamore, harewood and floral marquetry pembroke table attributed to Henry Kettle
Sold for £3,500 (US$ 5,816) inc. premium
Auction Details
A George III sycamore, harewood and floral marquetry pembroke table  attributed to Henry Kettle
Lot Details
A George III sycamore, harewood and floral marquetry pembroke table
attributed to Henry Kettle
The hinged top with rectangular leaves centred by an oval medallion of riband tied foliate and berry branches, the leaves centred by rectangular panels of riband tied husk swags above a frieze drawer inlaid with intertwined flowering branches and flanked by oval paterae, on square section tapering legs inlaid with trailing husks terminating in brass cappings and castors, 91cm wide, 69.5cm deep, 68cm high (35.5" wide, 27" deep, 26.5" high).

Footnotes

  • A closely related Pembroke table bearing the label of Henry Kettle is illustrated in C.Gilbert, The Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, p.289, pl.543.

    Henry Kettle is listed at St Paul's Churchyard as cabinet maker, upholder and undertaker (c.1773-97) and often used a trade label to identify his work. Kettle originally went into partnership about 1770 with William Henshaw who had been established at St Pauls Churchyard since at least 1754 when he took over the business of the cabinetmaker Philip Bell at 23 St Pauls Churchyard. Trade labels are recorded bearing both addresses. In 1796-97 Kettle entered into a short lived partnership with the cabinetmaker George Oakley. See Gilbert, op.cit., p.36.
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