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553

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF PRICE AND ISOBEL H. GLOVER

George II White Painted Console Table in the manner of Matthias Lock
with a Breccia Africana marble top; the top 18th century, the table probably later
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
553

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATES OF PRICE AND ISOBEL H. GLOVER

George II White Painted Console Table in the manner of Matthias Lock
with a Breccia Africana marble top; the top 18th century, the table probably later
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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George II White Painted Console Table in the manner of Matthias Lock
with a Breccia Africana marble top; the top 18th century, the table probably later

Provenance

The table, Geoffrey Bennison, London;
the top, Edric Van Vredenburgh, London.

Catalogue Note

This table is inspired by a drawing for a console table attributed to the 18th-century draughtsman, carver and furniture maker Matthias Lock in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, depicting a central mask of Hercules on the frieze flanked by drapery swags and a lion's pelt and legs in the form of scrolled uprights.  Numerous tables corresponding to this design exist, including pairs at Temple Newsam, Shugborough Hall and Wentworth Woodhouse, and a single example in the Metropolitan Museum.  The design of the present table differs with its lion monopodiae legs and more unusually the presence of a lion's mask rather than Hercules in the frieze.  A console table with scrolled upright supports and a comparable use of a central lion's mask in the frieze was in the collection of the early 20th-century cabinetmaker and antiques dealer Lenygon and Morant at their London premises in Old Burlington Street, illustrated in Francis Lenygon, The Decoration and Furniture of Old English Mansions during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, London 1909, pp.1 and 37.

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