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A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED CONSOLE TABLES
A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED CONSOLE TABLES
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A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED CONSOLE TABLES

SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT

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A PAIR OF PARCEL-GILT AND PAINTED CONSOLE TABLES
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY, IN THE MANNER OF WILLIAM KENT
With a replaced white marble slabs above opposing eagle supports each on a naturalistic mound and a green-marbled plinth, one stencilled 20144 to the frame, both with indistinct numeric inscriptions, the frame supporting the top possibly associated
35 in. (89 cm.) high; 30 in. (76 cm.) wide; 19 in. (48 cm.) deep (2)
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Lot Essay

This pair of boldly-carved side tables, which would have been called 'Roman tables' in early 18th Century pattern books, were designed in the antique manner as sideboard tables for a stone banqueting hall or saloon.

The original design of the early Georgian eagle-supported pier table is associated with Lord Burlington's proteg, the artist/architect William Kent (d. 1748), who was granted the title 'Master Carpenter' of King George I's Board of Works. In 1725, Kent featured Roman eagles in his illustrations for Alexander Pope's translation of Homer's epic
The Odyssey, recounting the history of Rome's foundation after the Trojan wars. Kent used scenes from The Odyssey in his ceiling of Roman mosaic to decorate King George I's apartment or gallery at Kensington Palace.

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