A fine quality Regency rosewood Sofa Table, having wonderfully figured top with yew banded and brass strung decoration above two cedar lined drawers and two false drawers to reverse.
Raised on elegant end supports united by scrolling cross stretcher terminating on four sabre legs with original brass castors.
Sofa Tables were relatively common throughout the 19th century from the Regency period onwards and as the name suggests they were originally designed to sit behind a sofa, although a common misconception is that they were meant to butt up to the sofa.
They were actually normally designed to sit a few feet away from the sofa, hence the false drawers on reverse.
That said they also look quite happy pushed right up against the back of a sofa and are such useful, versatile items of furniture.
This particular example is of exceptional quality and the best elegant design. Clearly made in a top London cabinet makers workshop, the rosewood veneers are of the highest grade, it has yew wood cross banding and brass inlaid decoration.
It also has cedar wood lined drawers. All of these featured combined are something which only the very best of workshops would be able to afford to put in place.
H - 29in
W - 37in (flaps down)
W - 60in (flaps up)
D - 25in