A magnificent 19th century marquetry oval side table based on a design by J. H. Riesener (1734-1806.) A remarkably similar oval side table was only recently pictured at Buckingham Palace when Theresa May was formally appointed Britain’s prime minister by the Queen on the 13th of July 2016 (see photos.) An oval table with lyre shaped sides, veneered in maple, mahogany, tulipwood and other woods and with bronze mounts. The top and bottom stretcher display trellis marquetry with a gallery veneered in fishtail parquetry, the frieze panel with drawer inlaid with Vitruvian scroll marquetry, the lyre-shaped sides with fine stringing. J.H. Rieseners designs have been keenly reproduced during the late 19th century. A leading ebenist of the late 19th century, G. Durand (1839 – 1920), is known for his work based on Riesener designs. An oval side table with the same lyre shaped sides, gallery and bottom stretcher, veneered in plain mahogany and stamped G. Durand – is illustrated in
Christopher Payne: European Furniture of the 19th century, Woodbridge 2013, p. 219, 228.
Condition: very good, wear consistent with age and use – detailed condition report on request