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A GEORGE II GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

CIRCA 1740, WITH ANOTHER OF A LATER DATE

Details
A GEORGE II GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
circa 1740, with another of a later date
With later serpentine veined green marble top (the later copy with faux marble top) above a berried foliate-carved overhanging edge on twisted tree trunk-form support continuing down to a foliate-carved hillock-carved base
34in. (86.5cm.) high, 49in. (125cm.) wide, 19¾in. (50cm.) deep (2)
Provenance
The Hon. Mrs. Aileen Plunket, Luttrellstown Castle, Christie's House Sale 26-28 September 1983, lot 220 (the eighteenth century example)

Lot Essay

These distinctive console tables, carved in the form of naturalistic trees, belong to a select group of closely related tables derived from drawings by the celebrated designer and carver Thomas Johnson. Similar tree-form consoles appear in his Collection of Designs, 1758, figs. 71-75. Other tables in this group are in the collections of Lord Methuen, Corsham Court, Worcestershire and the Marquis of Waterford (illustrated in H. Hayward, World Furniture, 1965, fig. 501). Michael Taylor bought the eighteenth century table for Mrs. Dollar at the Luttrelstown house sale- the copy was subsequently made in his workshop
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