AN UNUSUAL NORTH ITALIAN PAINTED CENTRE TABLE, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY
the moulded triangular top painted with a military trophy above a frieze drawer and star motifs to each canted corner and with pomegranate knop finial to stretcher
77cm. high, 80cm. wide 80cm. deep; 2ft. 6¼in., 2ft. 7½in., 2ft. 7½in.
This table is of unusual form and shows signs of age, use and wear. Losses to painted decoration throughout, notably to top. The painted decoration is also discoloured. Movement along construction points. Chips and losses to carved detail. Stretcher loose to one leg and with later bobbin supports to central section below pomegrante, some of these are lacking. Old marks and scratches throughout. Traces of worm.
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Inventory, 1949 'A triangular shaped Hepplewhite table, fitted with one drawer, painted and decorated, an under stretcher on hoof feet' in the Drawing Room