9377 A FINE EARLY REGENCY MAHOGANY AND EBONY INLAID WRITING TABLE English. Circa 1805. Measurements: Height: 28 3/4″ Width: 45″ Depth: 25 3/4″
Of mahogany. The rectangular top, rounded to the corners with ebony border, the top on a plain frieze with ebony stringing, raised on two pierced trestle ends, each with three columns on a panelled support above two panelled uprights flanking a shaped and turned stem, the trestle ends joined by a shaped and panelled stretcher, each on two outswept legs, fluted to the top and panelled to the side terminating in gilt ends with foliate decoration on castors.
The present table relates to a piano at Ham House in the guise of a Sheraton-style Pembroke or sofa table. Made by Thomas Broadwood and Son, London, it dates from 1801 and rests on a similarly designed base of pierced turned and paneled trestle ends with outswept feet on casters (figure 1).