Macquarie Era Australian Cedar Serving Table C1810-15

posted 20 Feb 2019, 01:58 by Patrick Robinson   [ updated 20 Feb 2019, 02:03 ]
An exceptional Australian Cedar Serving Table C1810-15

The first known example of an Australian Cedar Serving Table from the Macquarie era of Australian white history.
The bow fronted top is one piece with cross banded edges over a curved apron with a simple applied moulding to the lower edge.
The front legs have a distinct Regency shape with finely executed acanthus carving to the knee, and terminate in stylized Sphinx four toed feet.
The rear legs echo the front leg shape without embellishments.
It is an extremely rare early 19th century artifact with stylistic connections to contemporary Georgian and Regency designs of the period.
The finish has been revived and the patina is exceptional and original.