An exceptional William IV period centre or breakfast table, the tip-up top being of circular form and veneered in beautiful wild grained rosewood, raised on a base with turned tapering crocus-carved column and concave sided platform base with ‘lion paw’ carved feet. Bears stamp for the eminent maker, ‘James Winter, 101 Wardour St, Soho, London’.
Diameter 54″ (137cm) Height 29″ (73cm)
About James Winter:
James Winter and Sons were renowned cabinet makers and retailers, operating from 101 Wardour St., Soho from 1823 until 1840, when they moved to No. 151 -155 on the same street. Examples sold in James Winter’s name are illustrated in C. Gilbert’s ‘Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture, 1700-1840’, plates 1016-1026, pp 494-8.
Condition and Details of Restoration:
This table is in original structural condition. The polish has been revived, by our own craftsmen, by hand in the traditional manner. One of the feet has the top edge carved leaf missing (see left hand foot on base detail photograph). There are some old marks underneath the polish commensurate with age and use; in our opinion the photographs are representative.