Description & Technical information

The distinctive marquetry decoration and in particular the medallions on this table are virtually identical details to a table discussed in an article in Connoisseur magazine. A further virtually identical table is in the collection at Langleys in Essex, England, where a bill from Elliott survives.
Elliott was appointed a royal cabinet-maker from 1783 to 1810.

Date:  1785
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Satinwood
Dimensions: 81 x 138 x 60.5 cm (31⁷/₈ x 54³/₈ x 23⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: The Estate of Marc Haas; Christie’s, New York, USA, until 1991.
Private collection, New York, USA, until 1999.
Private collection, New York, USA.
Literature: Connoisseur, ‘Charles Elliott, Royal Cabinet-maker’, June 1959, p. 36, fig. 5.
Geoffrey Beard and Christopher Gilbert, The Dictionary of English Furniture-makers 1660-1840, 1986, pp. 273-4.
Categories: Furniture