AN EXCEPTIONAL REGENCY CENTRE TABLE ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM TROTTER - REF No. 7063
Diameter: 53 1/2 in / 136 cm ; H: 30 in / 76 cm
An exceptional Regency rosewood centre table by William Trotter of Edinburgh, the circular top having foliate scrolling floral marquetry band within a cross banded border with bead and reel carved edge resting on centre pillar, the shaped platform base with ormolu mounts resting on four paw feet on castors.
William Trotter was one of Scotland’s finest and certainly one of Edinburgh’s greatest cabinet makers, whose distinctive furniture is recognisable by its style and excellent quality.
His grandfather was Thomas Trotter born in 1691, who was a member and founder of the Edinburgh Merchant Company. William established himself in his sole right in 1805 after various partnerships in Princes Street, Edinburgh and traded there until his death aged 61 in 1834.
Trotter had a very distinctive style that he used constantly on his furniture, such as the quillingon the sides of his dining tables or the fine beading he used on his drawer fronts, and the quality of timber he used to execute his furniture. Like other cabinet makers of the day, he was influenced by what was going on outside of Edinburgh with the London styles and classical revivals that occurred at this time.