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Campaign Secretaire Table

Reference
6018
Height
34 3/4" (88 cm)
Width
34 1/4" (87 cm)
Depth
21" (53.5 cm)
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).
Height
34 3/4" (88 cm)
Width
34 1/4" (87 cm)
Depth
21" (53.5 cm)
Period
Sheraton
Year
Circa 1790
Medium
Mahogany
Origin
England
Exhibitions
The Portable Empire