Louis XIV-Style Table with Surviving Town & Emanuel London Paper Label
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a Louis XIV-style side table of fruitwood with inlaid top, sides, and legs, ormolu trim around top, on legs and feet, single long drawer at one end, remarkable surviving Town & Emanuel paper label on drawer bottom, England, 1830-1849
LONDON 105 NEW BOND STt.
Bo. of Town & Emanuel Manufacturers OF BUHL MARQUETRIE, RESNER & CARVED FURNITURE, TRIPODS, SCREENS &c. OF THE FINEST & MOST SUPURB DESIGNS OF THE TIMES OF LOUIS 14TH. SPLENDID CABINETS & TABLES INLAID WITH FINE SEVRE & DRESDEN CHINA &c.
BY APPOINTMENT TO HER MAJESTY Old paintings, Bronzes, Carvings, Oriental & Other China, Jewelry & Curiosities, Bought & Exchanged, Buhl & Antique Furniture Repaired
No. 224 (written in ink)
"Town & Emanuel belonged to the first generation of London cabinet-makers to deal extensively in old furniture, promoting it as 'curious' and antiquarian rather than simply second-hand; by which means they also stimulated the market for their own output in revivalist styles, a field in which they were likewise pioneers." Town & Emanuel by Frances Collard Furniture History, Vol. 32 (1996), pp.81-89 (9 pages)