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FINE FURNITURE

Baraset House offers a fine selection of 18th & 19th century English, Scottish & American antique furniture, with particular focus on items of rare or unusual design, exceptional quality & craftsmanship, exotic woods, & notable provenance.

We provide the statement piece for both classic and contemporary interiors.

English, Sheraton period

golden rosewood adjustable reading, writing & drawing table

Late 18th century

An exceptional George III golden rosewood adjustable reading, writing & drawing table with original gilt-tooled leather surfaces
manner of George Simson of St. Paul's Churchyard,
after the design by Thomas Sheraton
circa 1795

This multi-purpose adjustable architectural-type table was crafted to be free-standing and seen in the round with all sides finished and inlaid with the same level of detail. The faded golden rosewood showcases glorious golden colour and patina throughout, the interior composed of solid mahogany of the finest quality, and the gilt-tooled Moroccan leather surfaces original to the table.

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Scottish, Sheraton period

Mahogany Fitted Dressing Table

by Young, Trotter & Hamilton

Late 18th century

A very fine late 18th century Scottish Sheraton period fitted dressing table of 'Holyroodhouse design'

by the Edinburgh firm of

Young, Trotter & Hamilton
circa 1795

This fine & very rare Sheraton period dressing table was produced in Edinburgh by the important firm of Young, Trotter & Hamilton, and corresponds exactly to the suite of furniture supplied in 1796 by Young, Trotter & Hamilton to furnish the Royal apartments of the Palace of Holyrood House for the Comte d'Artois (later Charles X) during his exile in Scotland from 1796-1803.

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Scottish, William IV period

Sabicu wood Block-Front Chest

with turned & inlaid horn knobs

Early 19th century

A superbly figured early 19th century Scottish chest of drawers, of highly unusual 'Block-Front' form

attributed to the firm of

William Trotter of Edinburgh
circa 1830

This highly unusual piece showcases exceptional quality of materials and workmanship, evident in the massive slabs of sabicu wood (called 'horse-flesh mahogany'). Block Front chests are extremely rare in British furniture design.

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English, George IV period

Gonçalo Alves

tilt-top Breakfast table

Early 19th century

A fine & rare George IV gonçalo alves tilt-top breakfast table, or 'loo table' in the manner of Gillows
circa 1825-30

The entire table veneered in dramatically figured gonçalo alves, also called zebrawood, tigerwood and identified as Albura wood in the Gillows of London & Lancaster wood specimen chart. Gonçales Alves is characterised by its deeply striped grain pattern and brilliantly luminous lustre.

Wm IV goncalo alves breakfast table

Scottish-trained craftsman, late 18th C

finely inlaid mahogany

'dressing' chest of drawers

with caddy top

An exceptional chest of 'dressing drawers'

in finely figured ribband mahogany, superbly inlaid with meandering floral vines in boxwood & satinwood

Scotland or Federal New York

circa 1795-1805

Veneered in superbly figured Honduran fiddle-back or ribband mahogany, with inlays in plum-pudding mahogany, satinwood, boxwood, Cuban mahogany & ebony.

As a testament to the superior craftsmanship of this piece, the interior drawer sides & bottom boards are composed of solid Cuban mahogany - a luxury virtually unseen in this period.

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French, Charles X period

Gueridon centre table

Early 19th century

A fine Charles X mahogany Gueridon centre table,
retaining its original rouge groitte marble-top,
France, circa 1830

An elaborately turned mahogany centre table with original circular moulded mottled Belgian rouge groitte marble-top on a figured mahogany frieze, raised upon a gracefully carved vase-turned fluted and reeded baluster column, ending in a circular moulded collar atop a well figured circular plinth base issuing acanthus carved tripod legs.

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English, 19th century

Brass-mounted dumb waiter

in the manner of Gillows

An attractive & very sturdy 19th century brass-mounted two-tiered mahogany dumb waiter, in the manner of Gillows of Lancaster & London

This form of 'dumb waiter' with two tiers raised by three columns was illustrated in Gillows Estimate Sketch Book dated 14 February 1803. The form was evidently popular, as the same model "with two tops" appeared again in Gillows Estimate Sketch Book of 1819.

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