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Sofa table

Sofa table

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1800-1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    kingwood veneered mahogany

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by V. B. Crowther Esq.

  • Museum number:

    W.22-1952

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This sofa table was on loan to National Trust Castle Ward until March 2018

Physical description

Sofa table veneered in kingwood on a ground of mahogany, with banding of amboyna. The table is of oblong form, the leaves at either end with rounded corners. At either end is a rectangular support forking into curving feet, with brass-toed castors. On one side there are two drawers, each with a turned brass handle. On the other side the frieze is fitted with dummy drawers. On the top, the kingwood veneer is set in narrow sections with the grain running across the table.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1800-1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

kingwood veneered mahogany

Dimensions

Height: 72.4 cm, Length: 150 cm open, Length: 89.5 cm closed, Width: 73.7 cm drawers open, Width: 130 cm drawers closed

Object history note

This came to the Museum as part of a bequest by Mr V.B. Crowther-Benyon F.S.A. (See Registered File 52/1176 on Nominal File MA/1/C3396). The Museum nos. for the bequest of furniture run from W.14 to W. 23-1952. He also bequeathed paintings, miniatures and other items, including a beadwork basket to the Museum. The correspondence suggests that all the items had been inherited by Mr Crowther-Benyon.

It was on long loan to the National Trust, Northern Ireland, from 1955 to 2017 (See Registered File 55/515A).

Descriptive line

Sofa table veneered in kingwood on a ground of mahogany, with banding of amboyna. The table is of oblong form, the leaves at either end with rounded corners. At either end is a rectangular support forking into curving feet, with brass-toed castors. On one side there are two drawers, each with a turned brass handle. On the other side the frieze is fitted with dummy drawers.

Materials

Mahogany; Walnut; Kingwood

Techniques

Cabinet making; Veneering

Collection

Furniture and Woodwork Collection

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