George III Satinwood Lady’s Writing/Sewing Table Ca. 1790
England Ca 1790
A George III Satinwood Lady’s Writing/Sewing Table Ca. 1790 that functions as a combination sewing and writing table is a delicate beauty. The primary wood is satinwood with single and multiple line inlays. The painted floral swags and flower heads add to the striking appearance. The upper section lifts off by its carrying handle and there is a fold out flap that rests on top of the drawer for a writing surface. Pulling out the drawer reveals a side drawer for writing implements. The pleated silk sewing compartment hangs from a sliding frame which is removable if one prefers the look without the compartment.
For a similar example without the removable top see The Shorter Dictionary of English Furniture by Ralph Edwards page 612, illus. # 7.
Very good + antique condition with normal signs of age and use.
43" H, 28.5" H to writing surface, 20" W, 17" D