Inkstand in the Regency Taste, about 1815
English, possibly Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy
Rosewood, inlaid with ebony, and patinated bronze
6 3/4 in. high, 9 1/4 in. long, 15 in. wide
A very similar example, featuring a trio of covered urns, appeared at Christie’s, South Kensington, on July 8, 2009, as lot 221. It was attributed to Benjamin Lewis Vuillamy (1780-1854), a London clock maker who served as a bronzier and furniture man for Carlton House under the rule of George IV.