Description & Technical information

The drawing for this most important and imposing table was first published by Matthias Lock in 1746. The unusual jasper top is original.

A very similar table with slight differences in the carved apron, also retaining the original jasper veneered top, was exhibited by Asprey & Co. at the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, London, in 1993. Both tables are very likely to be from the same workshop.

Date:  1755
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 90 x 189 x 84 cm (35³/₈ x 74³/₈ x 33¹/₈ inches)
Literature: ‘Matthias Lock, Six Tables’, 1746, pl. 5. Elizabeth White,’ Pictorial Dictionary of British 18th Century Furniture Design: The Printed Sources, 1990, p. 266, pl. 5.
Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair Handbook, 1993, p. 63, advertisement by Asprey & Co., London.
Categories: Furniture