Admiralty Occasional Table
A mahogany lamp table, the circular brass bound top fitted with a frieze drawer on three bound brass hilted sabres mounted on a trefoil platform base with brass lion’s paw feet. Inspired by the 2nd Earl Spencer, appointed 1st Lord of the Admiralty in 1795. The original Regency.
The Admiralty collection was inspired by the second Earl Spencer, appointed 1st Lord of the Admiralty in 1795. George John’s first slice of luck was to succeed the unpopular Lord Chatham. Of longer term importance to him and to the Royal Navy, he was also deeply fortunate to have at his disposal. During his tenure of the post some of the greatest sea commanders of British History. Lord St Vincent, Lord Duncan who conquered the Dutch spadron under Admiral the Winter and Lord Nelson. The later who was destined to become Britain’s greatest naval hero. The collection is dignified by its finely cast crossed brass sabres.
W 16¾ x D 16¾ x H 28