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A fantastic antique Regency reading table. Beautifully made from mahogany and with a classic decoration to around the table and base. This is a super quality reading table full of history. Inside the drawer is a pencil mark for Sir Richard Hussey Bickerton. 

Sir Richard (1759 to 1832 was a British Naval officer who as well as being second in command to Nelson in the Napoleonic wars was first Naval Lord and Commander-in-chief. He has a memorial in Bath abbey. Bickerton started to use his mother's maiden name in front of his sir-name in 1823 so we assume that he owned this table between this date and his death in 1832. 

The table has a drawer on each side and book rests that can be raised on each side. It has a brass gallery or ledge that can be moved from side to side to hold a a book. The height is adjustable so that the table could be used over a chair or over a bed. A truly stunning period table, prefect to incorporate into a modern home to use and enjoy. 


The table has had historical repairs, most notably at some point a metal bracket has been added to provide extra strength on the underside of the table to the upright. 

Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.

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91 cm width, 48 cm depth, 72 cm minimum height, 100 cm maximum height

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