Center Table, early 1830s

A William IV Tunbridge ware rosewood and specimen marquetry centre table by John Talbot Ubsdell of Tunbridge Wells.

The rectangular top inlaid with a central stellar, with coromandel bands and a Van Dyke border, with fan inlaid corners, above a bead and reel moulded frieze on octagonal end supports, with recessed castors, labelled to the underside, 'Manufactured by I,T,Ubsdell, late Fenner & Co, REPOSITORY, Tunbridge Wells.'

26" W × 17" D × 28-3/8" H.

Provenance: Property from a Berkshire Residence.

John Talbot Ubsdell (1797-1879) is listed at Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent as a Tunbridge ware manufacturer (1829-1834). See G. Beard & C. Gilbert, Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840, p.916. See also Brian Austen, Tables by Tunbridge Ware Makers, Furniture History Vol. 33 (1997), p.266-267 figures 3 & 4 where Ubsdell is discussed and a work table with similar marquetry and label is illustrated. For another Ubsdell work table see Christie's, London 24 January 2008, lot 169.

Lot #227, Fine Interiors, Part 2. 9 February 2021 at The Pedestral. The table has a condition report. Pictures from the auction listing. Restoration done by Rod Larwood.

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Label is small. It is 1-1/2" × 1-1/8"

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