Luxury Design, Past & Present
A George IV tilt-top centre table by George Bullock, the circular top with an amboyna field centred on a circle of brown oak, burr yew and holly, the border decorated with a floral meander in kingwood within ebony bands and beads, the edge of gadrooned Indian rosewood, the solid triangular base also of amboyna set on a tapering tripod base with rosewood detailing and winged lion’s paw feet. English, c1820. Footnote: See George Bullock Cabinet-Maker by John Murray, Blairman & Sons, Chichester, 1988, No. 33, pp95-97 for a related table purchased by the Earl of Wemyss from the Bullock Sale of 1819 and described in the catalogue as ‘a circular table of very scare and finely veined oak, with running border of flowers and foliage of ebony on massive triangular panelled stand’.