An exceptionally fine and rare George III satinwood and pollard oak Pembroke table. The padauk top is veneered in satinwood cantered by large ovals of tightly clustered burr pollard oak reserves, bordered in princess wood and lined with fine ebony and box stringing. Similarly, the tapering chamfered legs are exquisitely inlaid with satinwood and tipped with gilt brass and leather wheeled castors, circa 1790.
The overall appearance of the table is very modern, with slim tapering legs and bold use of light and dark timbers of the finest quality. Surely this design concept influenced and inspired mid-century modern furniture.