Rare Pair of Regency Tortoiseshell Tables

£16,500

inlaid with pewter stringing and with rectangular top supported on square columnar supports and tripod platform bases with ebonised bun feet

Height 60 cm (23.5 inches)
Width 38 cm (15 inches)
Depth 30 cm (11.75 inches)
English. Circa 1815

An almost identical pair of tables was sold from the collection of Lily and Edmond J. Safra, Sotheby’s New York, 18th – 21st October 2011, lot 1080 ($31,250)

These rare tables were possibly originally intended to carry tea caddies and were possibly made by box makers of the day. The red “Morocco leather” paper on the underside being the same as that used by the makers of tea caddies and work boxes to line the lids and undersides.

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