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  • A George III mahogany dressing chest, by Mayhew & Ince, circa 1770.

    The rectangular top with canted corners above a frieze drawer fluted and centred by a raised panel carved with a patera and husks. The drawer encloses a baize-lined slide and divisions above three long drawers. The canted, fluted sides are headed by carved paterae and raised on bracket feet, 91cm by 106cm. This chest is […]

  • A George III mahogany secretaire desk, attributed to Mayhew & Ince, circa 1775.

    The top banded in rosewood, inlaid with flowerhead filled guilloche within ebony and boxwood stringing; the moulded edge inlaid with boxwood dots. The secretaire drawer in three sections, divided by inlaid ovals and fitted with drawers and pigeon holes, above two blind fluted drawers, with a further long drawer and two short drawers below. The […]

  • A pair of George III giltwood and gesso polescreens, attributed to Mayhew & Ince.

    The polescreens have rectangular banners of silk chenille-work, with scroll tripod bases. These are headed by goats masks surmounted by lions, wheatsheaves and crowns, 170cm high. John Mayhew (1736-1811) and William Ince (1737-1804) founded a partnership of London furniture designers, upholsterers and cabinetmakers which they ran from 1759 to 1803. The firm was much favoured […]

  • A gilt-bronze mounted George III commode, by Mayhew & Ince, circa 1770.

    The rectangular top of the commode is centred by a circular panel of burr-yew-wood on a rosewood ground banded in satinwood and within a cast brass moulded border. The frieze is inlaid with brass ovals on a purpleheart-wood ground above three long drawers veneered with rosewood with burr-yew-wood spandrels banded in purpleheart, boxwood and satinwood […]

  • A George III rosewood Pembroke table, circa 1800, the top by Mayhew & Ince, the base possibly by John McLean, circa 1800.

    Ensuite with the commode FUR0472. The two flap top crossbanded in satinwood and centred by an oval panel of burr yew-wood flanked by circular panels within a satinwood band outlined with boxwood and ebony, the frieze with a drawer opposing a dummy drawer crossbanded in satinwood and with gilt-metal mouldings, on turned gilt-metal capped legs […]

  • An important George III state bed by Mayhew & Ince, January 1768.

    The bed was supplied to Brownlow, 9th Earl of Exeter (1725-1793), by Mayhew & Ince in January 1768. It was invoiced: ‘A very strong double screw’d bedstead, 6ft. wide 10ft. high …., large mahogany feet posts, turned with Bace and Capital, fully enrich’d, the cullumns fluted and counter fluted and all the members carv’d the […]

  • A pair of George III mahogany dining room urns and pedestals, in the manner of Mayhew & Ince, circa 1775

    The urns are of campana shape with double scroll acanthus leaf-carved handles, with ram’s head supports and husk carving. The bodies are fluted and moulded and overlaid with garlands of husks issuing from rams’ heads and set upon a fluted and patera-carved band, above a band of vine leaf carving and upon a leaf-carved socle. […]

  • A mahogany side table, George III, circa 1765, the base by Mayhew and Ince.

    The Italian specimen lava top is inset with circular interlaced borders of micro mosaic outlining various colours of volcanic lava and other stones, within a restored moulded edge which was previously of yellow marble. The frieze is carved with swags of husks punctuated with paterae, above square tapered fluted legs, each headed by a classical […]

  • A pair of George III mahogany collector’s cabinets, circa 1760, attributed to Mayhew & Ince, London.

    Each elegant cabinet has raised moulded panels and a hinged front enclosing an arrangement of drawers inlaid with ivory letters of the alphabet. Each is set on downswept chamfered legs upon a rose and ribbon carved moulded plinth, 109cm by 46cm, 38cm depth. The drawers contain intaglios typical of Grand Tour souvenirs; medallions of plaster […]

  • A pair of George III mahogany commodes, by Mayhew & Ince.

    The rectangular breakfront tops of the commodes are crossbanded and inlaid with a chequered line and with a moulded edge. The fluted frieze is centred by an oval patera incorporated into a panel door with engraved boxwood festoons of husks and inlaid with a chequered line. This is flanked to each side by smaller doors […]

  • A George III harewood and burr yew Pembroke table, circa 1785.

    The square top is inlaid with a panel of yew crossbanded in kingwood, the flaps similarly veneered with rectangular panels. The frieze has a dummy and a real drawer; on square tapering legs and brass castors joined by a later turned crossover stretcher, 70cm by 63cm. The table is in the style of Mayhew and […]

  • A set of four George III carved giltwood candle-stands, 1767.

    Each with moulded fluted circular tops, now fitted with marble slabs. Supported by three downswept moulded legs headed by rams’ heads joined by swags of flowers and fruit and on cloven hoof feet and tricorn moulded plinths, 131cm. The 1763 Burghley Inventory records: ‘Egypt.n Hall … 4 gilt stands with lamps 2 extinguish’s.’ These were […]