A very fine George III satinwood and marquetry Pembroke table, of superb colour and patina. The shaped twin-flap top with rosewood crossbanding, the central panel with beautifully inlaid marquetry, with a single frieze drawer to one side, and a false drawer the reverse, on square tapering legs ending in box castors.
Height: 27³/₄ in (70.5 cm) Width: 39 in (99 cm) Depth: 28³/₄ in (73 cm)
The superb quality of this table, both in execution and design, suggests it likely originated from a sophisticated London workshop. A near identical table was recorded in the collection at Culzean Castle, Ayrshire. It is tempting to consider Thomas Chippendale as a candidate for this table given its quality and design. It is conceivable that the Culzean table is indigenous and as the castle was a Robert Adam commission the architect's strong links with Chippendale can only support the case.