A gorgeous Edwardian side or writing table, line inlaid throughout, finely carved and of fabulous quality with richly patinated timbers comprising of mahogany and rosewood. The moulded cross banded, quarter veneered top of rectangular form with a lovely inlaid oval pattern to the central reserve, raised over pull out slide section, which opens to reveal a writing skiver surface fitted with gorgeous green embossed tooled leather. Raised over moulded frieze with single centred cockbeaded, line inlaid drawer with turned pulls, brass escutcheon and key. Supported on elegantly, tapering square leg, terminating on spade foot, labelled 'Hampton & Sons LTD. Pall Mall East, London'.
Hampton & Sons
Hampton & Sons were one of the most prestigious British cabinet makers of the 19th and 20th Century, creating very fine and highly sought after antique furniture renowned for it's fine quality craftsmanship. Reputedly established in 1830, Hampton & Sons began by selling general household and fine furniture in Cranbourn Street, near Covent Garden, London, with their works at 43 Belvedere Road in southeast London. William Hampton’s two sons, George and William, joined the firm in 1869 and they moved to a larger premises at 8 Pall Mall. By 1871 they had expanded to two locations: 1, 2 & 3 Dorset Place, Charing Cross and 8 Pall Mall East. Advertising as 'cabinet makers, upholsterers, bed & mattress makers, carpet warehousemen, retailers and antique dealers'. Towards the end of the 19th Century, the company had acquired other notable firms like James Coulson & Co., Goodall, Lamb & Heighway, and Robson & Sons, Ltd. The firm specialised in prestigious commissions, furnishing ships, institutions and hotels. Notable establishments included the Cunard liners 'Queen Elizabeth' and 'Queen Mary' as clients, as well as the new Royal Yacht Britannia in 1952. In London they furnished the iconic Dorchester and May Fair Hotels, while farther afield they decorated the palaces of Prince Nizam of Hyderabad and the Maharaja of Kashmir.
H: 30 in / 76.2 cm W: 26.5 in / 67.3 cm D: 18 in / 45.7 cm
Stock Reference No: A2904