A REGENCY GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
A REGENCY GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

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A REGENCY GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
The sienna marble veneered top above a lappeted moulding and a plain frieze, above a twisted foliage moulding supported by a pair of winged dragons, on scrolled serpentine supports carved with acanthus and centred at the base by a scallop shell issuing acanthus, on a rectangular plinth base with an egg-and-dart border, inscribed in paint to the frieze 'Richd France 1815 painter' incribed in chalk 'IMP 7095', regilt
36 in. (91.5 cm.) high; 33 in. (85 cm.) wide; 20 in. (52 cm.) deep
Provenance
Anonymous sale, in these Rooms, 29 June 1978, lot 52.
Literature
C. Gilbert, Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 211, fig. 364.
Sale room notice
Please note that one corner of the marble top is broken.

Lot Essay

The plinth-supported console table is conceived in the revived Louis Quatorze style of the early 19th Century. With its serpentined dragon-headed trusses, it derives from 'marble table' patterns invented by Nicholas Pineau and published in Mariette's Architecture la Mode, and plagiarised in Batty Langley's The City and Country Builder's and Workman's Treasury of Designs, 1740 (see E. White, Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design, Woodbridge, 1990, p. 35). It was noted as bearing the signature of Richard France in C. Gilbert's Pictorial Dictionary of Marked London Furniture 1700-1840, Leeds, 1996, p. 211, fig. 364.
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