This version of the Sussex is an example of Michael S Smith adding that one extra detail to a simple but sculptural form. This gives the item, and the room, interest - without undue formality. The result is traditional and English, but certainly not dated.
A combination of inlaid chevrons and ovals detail the perimeter of the apron. Together with a highly figured Swirl Mahogany top, this creates a bit more interest on the surface while allowing the sculpture to retain its relaxed demeanor. The attenuated cabriole leg and the pad foot add classical details. One flush drawer. Bail pull with stylized rosette.