Lot 407
  • 407

A George I gilt-gesso side table circa 1725, in the manner of James Moore

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
Sold
25,000 GBP
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Description

  • Wood, gilt-gesso
with a later rouge royal marble top, above a foliated concave frieze on acanthus carved baluster shape column legs headed by Ionic capitels and joined by double C stretcher with central lozenge, on quatrefoil accanthus carved feet

Provenance

Advertised by the Old Clock House in Connoisseur, June 1967,
Acquired from Mallett & Son Ltd., London, 3rd November 1967.

Catalogue Note

This graceful table, with its unusual quatrefoil acanthus carved feet and stylish baluster legs, relates to documented examples by James Moore, namely the renowned pair of side tables made for Hampton Court and another pair, one of which is now at the Victoria and Albert Museum, supplied to Baron Cobham for Stowe House.

The present lot, in a smaller and simplified approach, replicates the Daniel Marot influenced double ‘C’ and lozenge stretcher and the quatrefoil feet on the aforementioned tables. Particular attention was given to the legs, which are more slender with pronounced carved acanthus angles topped by thin ringed neck below the Ionic capitals. Its frame indicates that it was always intended to have a marble top, as presently, and not a wooden one.

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