A Fine George II Period White Painted and Gilt Console Table
with Breccia Marble Top
English, circa 1740
Price available upon request
The veneered Siena Toscana marble top over an egg and dart moulding with virtruvian scrolled frieze,
edged with a flower and ribbon moulding.
The central cartouche bordered with pierced acanthus, C scrolls and foliage, mirrored to the sides. The two front cabriole legs carved with acanthus and C scrolls, terminating in hairy paw feet.
Height: 35 ½ in (90.2 cm)
Width: 53 ½ in (135.8 cm)
Depth: 29 3/4 in (75.5 cm)
Private Collection, Newport, Rhode Island, USA
The design for this table corresponds closely with a drawing by William Jones shown in ‘The Gentleman or Builders Comparison’, of 1739. (See illustration.)