Description & Technical information

The table retains virtually all the original japanning and the original swan-neck handle to the frieze drawer. 
 The japanning is typical of the Grendey workshop and compares to the well documented red japanned suite of furniture supplied to the Duke of the Infantado in Spain.

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Red japanned
Signature:  The stretcher is stamped ‘I H’ to the underside. The workshop of Giles Grendey often stamped their furniture with the initials of the individual cabinet-maker.
Some pieces in the Spanish suite are also stamped with a variety of different double initials.

Dimensions: 69 x 60.5 x 42.5 cm (27¹/₈ x 23⁷/₈ x 16³/₄ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, New York, USA.

Literature: Simon Jervis, ‘A Great Dealer in the Cabinet Way’, Country Life, 6 June 1974, pp. 1418-19.
Christopher Gilbert, Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, 1998, vol. I, pp. 79-80.
Categories: Furniture