Console tables with such a ‘Kentian’ design have appeared in the market; however the present work is notable for inclusion of sprays of acanthus leaves within the frieze and the rosettes carved into the mouldings. Possibly the most comparable table stylistically is owned by the national Trust and can be viewed Sudbury Hall and the National Trust Museum of Childhood, Derbyshire, NT 652695.2, the Sudbury example differs very slightly for example the top moulding incorporates a Vitruvian design. It is interesting to note that the present lot was supplied by the respected historian R. W. Symonds who discusses the group at length remarking on their importance to furniture makers and Palladian houses, see Symonds. R., ‘The Vogue For The Eagle Table’, Country Life, 10 January 1957, pp. 52 – 52.
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