Description & Technical information

An extremely small and rare early 18th century gesso table with rectangular moulded ‘Gris des Ardennes’ marble top above a concave frieze carved with shell strapwork and acanthus leaf ornament on a pounced ground, above shaped convex apron with floral caving; on four club legs with lappets and acanthus carving to the knees, terminating in shell decorated pad feet.

Date:  1710
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Gesso
Dimensions: 72.5 x 48.5 x 34.5 cm (28¹/₂ x 19¹/₈ x 13⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: H. J. Joel Collection (formed under the guidance of R.W. Symonds), London, England.
Private collection, London, England.
Private collection, New York, USA.
Literature: Jaques Dubarry de Lassale, Identifying Marble, Dourdan 2000, pp.204-5
Christie’s, ‘The H. J. Joel Collection’, sale catalogue, 17th April, 1980, p.49.
Categories: Furniture