A superb English Regency period centre table, attributed to George Oakley,
London, circa 1810.
A magnificent statement piece, subtly embellished with most elegant brass inlays and gilt brass mounts.
This superb table shares stylistic elements as well as identical mounts, with a number of pieces traditionally associated with the London cabinetmaker George Oakley. Several tables featuring identical star-inlays to the tops were supplied to Charles Madryll Cheere at Papworth Hall in 1810, a primary commission of Oakley’s career, from which a number of other examples are known. A card table supplied for Papworth Hall, similarly inlaid with brass stars and ebony, is illustrated in R. Edwards, ed., The Dictionary of English Furniture, vol. III, Woodbridge, 1954, p. 202, fig. 42. Another table, firmly attributed to George Oakley, sold by us in 2020, had a set of almost identical acanthus ormolu mounts.