27 October 2006
A GEORGE II GILTWOOD SIDE TABLE
MID-18TH CENTURY, REDUCED IN DEPTH
The associated rectangular Sicilian jasper-veneered marble top above a C-scroll and rockwork carved frieze centred by a pierced acanthus and C-scroll cartouche, on square tapering legs carved with fruit and flower trails, on block feet, inscribed in yellow chalk '1166', re-gilt
34¾ in. (88.5 cm.) high; 61 in. (155 cm.) wide; 28 in. (71 cm.) deep
with John Keil Ltd., London, circa 1964.
Bought from John Keil, London, 1984.
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The Connoisseur, March 1964 (trade advertisement of John Keil Ltd., London).
The flower-festooned sideboard-table, with its 'Roman' herm-tapered legs and frieze centred by a shell-fretted cartouche, evoking the nature-deity Venus, reflects the George II 'picturesque' fashion of the late 1750s as illustrated in The Universal System of Household Furniture, 1762 issued by the Golden Square firm of William Ince and John Mayhew.
Please note there is an additional literature reference for this table. The table is illustrated in G. Wills, English Furniture 1760-1900, 1971, p. 34 (color plate).
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