A Regency Mahogany Empire Style Fold Over Tea Table, Circa 1815 Attributed to Thomas Hope
A Regency mahogany Empire style fold over tea table, circa 1815, attributed to Thomas Hope, ebony strung and brass mounted, the four splayed legs supporting four angled lyre scroll and reeded columns, the swivel top opening to reveal plumb pudding mahogany interior crossbanded with rosewood
Condition good, commensurate with age and anticipated wear
Dimentions 113cm Long x 55cm Deep x 81cm High
Stock number 3460
Thomas Hope (1769–1831) was influential as a designer, design reformer and collector. A Dutchman, born in Amsterdam, Hope inherited from his family a tradition of collecting as well as vast wealth from the family bank. He was a collector on a grand scale and also an innovative designer of great genius who helped define what we understand as the Regency style.