A Fine George II Period White Painted and Gilt Console Table with Breccia Marble Top
English, circa 1740
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 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.
The design for this table corresponds closely with a drawing by William Jones shown in ‘The Gentleman or Builders Comparison’, of 1739. (See illustration.)