Superb Regency rosewood and brass inlaid center table in the manner of Thomas Hope. The circular top of well figured rosewood veneer, cross-banded and further inlaid with a foliate cut brass band. The table is supported on a painted and gilded mellon shaped column mounted on a platform base and stands on gilded 'paw' feet with concealed castors, English circa 1815.
Thomas Hope (1764-1831) was a Dutch and English merchant banker, author, philosopher, interior designer and art collector. Eager to increase public awareness of historical painting and design and to make an impression on decorative styles within the grand homes of Regency London, he created drawings of furniture and decoration that were influenced by his extensive travels throughout the world and his considerable collection of artefacts. He published a folio volume entitled 'Household Furniture and Interior Decoration' in 1807, depicting the very elaborate style with which he decorated his own home.
Size: 51 h x 51 w x 28 ½ d in