Description & Technical information

A mid 18th century carved walnut side table attributed to Giles Grendey, having an 18th century replaced brèche violette marble top above a cross veneered concave frieze applied with a central satyr mask; on cabriole legs with crisply carved anthemion to the knees with husks below, terminating in claw and ball feet.

Note: An attribution to Grendey is based on the very typical anthemion and husk combination on the knees of the legs, as well as the unusual satyr mask. This mask appears on other pieces associated with the workshop of Grendey.

Date:  1740
Period:  1600-1750, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Walnut
Dimensions: 87.5 x 106 x 65 cm (34¹/₂ x 41³/₄ x 25⁵/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private collection, England.


Literature: R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, 1929, p. 31, fig. 11, and p. 33, figs. 12 & 13.
Categories: Furniture