C1825 Rosewood George IVth Work Table


A very smart English, Brazilian Rosewood work (sewing) table of the George IVth period, C1825. The table has stretcher supports with finely carved feet. The top is well figured, and the drawer and the slide-out fabric covered "bag" run smoothly. The bag is recovered in a green damask, both inside and out. This is where ladies of the house could quickly put away their needlework when company entered the room. While ladies of quality could not work in paid employment, needlework of all kinds was considered a suitable accomplishment when long Winter nights were not consumed by the television or internet. Parliamentarians complained that it was hard to drag Queen Anne away from her needlework long enough to get her to attend to the affairs of State. Chairs still upholstered in Queen Anne's needlework still exist. I wonder how many of the laws promulgated in her name do?

72 cm tall.

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