Luxury Design, Past & Present
An Attractive Pair of Bedside Cupboards of the Regency Period
Constructed in Mahogany, rising from an end support base of scrolled 'X' form, with a tapering and turned stretcher, having exterior reeded bosses, the whole rising from oblong platforms, supported on ball feet: the cupboards of square radiused form, with fielded panel sides, and reeding to the angles, and a gallery above the door, which has brass repousee pulls. Circa 1815
George Smith's 'A Collection of Designs for Household Furniture' originally published in 1808 has a virtually identical base, designed for use as a stool, shown on plate 53.
Probably acquired by Sir John Gladstone for Seaforth House, Liverpool