Campaign Secretaire Table

Campaign Secretaire Table

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6018

This Sheraton period secretaire is very a good example of an early piece of campaign furniture.

It was probably bespoke made for an Officer who, on seeing a design for a secretaire table, asked for one that would dismantle for travel. The legs of the table unscrew and the three piece H stretcher also unbolts. This stretcher was probably incorporated into the design by the cabinet maker, realizing that the table was weakened by its removable legs and so needed to be compensated. It would have been a very fashionable piece of furniture in its day and is certainly very stylish. Good use has been made of flame mahogany and satinwood veneers and the table has cross banding, boxwood stringing and ebony to the corners of the tapered legs.

This would have been an expensive item in its day and should be considered rare. Circa 1790. Dimensions assembled are given (with drawer closed).

Dimensions:

Height 88 cm / 34 1932"
Width 87 cm / 34 516"
Depth 53.5 cm / 21 332"
Period

Sheraton

Year

Circa 1790

Medium

Mahogany

Country

England

Exhibitions
The Portable Empire

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