Mahogany Tripod Table

In the possession of W. Clare Lees, Esq. 2 ft. 9Î ins. high. Top: iSl ins. x 13} ins. Date about 1790-5.

not vary to any extent until its close. Fig. 310 is given to show that the fashion of japanning already mentioned in foregoing chapters, had extended to the bedroom, with an effect in the direction of greater simplicity in design, to allow fuller scope to the decorator in place of the carver. These painted bedsteads were usually finished in light colourings—cream, blue, or green -with hangings of large-patterned flowered chintzes. Considerable sums were frequently expended on the state beds, until the close of the eighteenth century, although the fashion for the elaborate creations of the brothers Adam had been considerably modified during the last twenty years.

It is in the smaller articles of furniture intended for the drawing-room that the school of Sheraton is well distinguished from that of Hepplewhite. Not only are the designs, as a general rule, of lightei character, but also the choice of materials differs widely, such as, for example, in the small tripod table illustrated in Fig. 311. The top is veneered with thin green horn, inset in a small channelling of brass. In the centre is a brass frame, glazed, containing a Bartollozzi lithograph in sanguine, in the classical manner of the period. The top is edged with an engraved brass fillet, fixed

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