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19th Century Oak Gypsy Table with Literary Provenance - A William Gerrard Masterpiece

19th Century Oak Gypsy Table with Literary Provenance - A William Gerrard Masterpiece

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Step into a world of historical elegance and refined craftsmanship with our 19th Century Oak  Gypsy Table, a piece that not only embodies the rich heritage of Victorian furniture making but also carries the prestigious provenance of being once owned by the celebrated author, John Le Carré.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail in the picturesque town of Lyndhurst, Hampshire, this two-tiered table is a testament to the skilled artistry of William Gerrard, a renowned furniture maker of his time. Known for his distinctive gypsy tables, Gerrard's designs are celebrated for their unique combination of functionality and aesthetic appeal.

The table boasts exquisite mahogany construction, lending it a warm, inviting hue that is complemented by the delicate faux bamboo legs, a hallmark of Gerrard's work. The ingenious design includes leather washers securing the screws, ensuring the under tier remains firm and stable, while a circular brace unites the top with the legs, providing both strength and elegance.

The top tier of the table exhibits a wonderful patina, a narrative of its journey through time, accentuated by a beautifully profiled edge that adds to its charm. Standing at an ideal height of approximately 49.5cm, with a base diameter of 41cm, this table is not just a piece of furniture but a slice of history.

The provenance of this table adds layers of intrigue and allure, having once belonged to David John Moore Cornwell, known by his pen name John Le Carré. His legacy as a master of espionage novels, coupled with his discerning taste for fine antiques, makes this table a coveted piece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

Complete with the original label from William Gerrard's workshop, this gypsy table is a piece of furniture history, a connection to the past that enriches any space it inhabits. Whether used to display a vintage lamp, a collection of antique books, or simply as a striking focal point in a room, this table invites conversation and admiration.

Embrace the opportunity to own a piece of 19th-century craftsmanship infused with literary history. This Mahogany Gypsy Table is not just furniture; it's a treasure, waiting to add its story to your home.


Height: 49cm

Diameter: 47.5cm

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