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Michael Pashby Antiques

An Exceptional Regency Period Side Cabinet in the Manner of George Oakley, c. 1810

43 1/4 ins wide, 13 ins deep and 33 ins high


Retaining its original ormolu mounted marble top this side cabinet is a “tour de force” of Regency design and execution, with very fine gilt mounts and beautifully mellowed rosewood.

It is rare to find these pieces retaining their original marble work.

This cabinet with its particularly fine proportions, exceptional ormolu mounts and original marble top relates to a series of pieces produced by the cabinet maker George Oakley. Oakley’s clients included the Royal family and many other titled families of the time and his work is distinguished by its successful fusion of Egypomania and more obvious Regency staples such as the use of rosewood contrasted with brass inlay.