Description & Technical information

An exceptional quality mid 18th century Chippendale period carved giltwood console table in the manner of Thomas Johnson, having a later ‘Brignoles Pink’ serpentine shaped marble top with moulded edge above a conforming shaped and pierced frieze finely carved with C-scrolls, leaves and flowers on a hatched background; on two cabriole legs with trailing leaves and flowers joined by a central pierced cabochon stretcher and terminating in scroll feet.

Note: The design and execution are of the highest quality and typical of Johnson, who managed to create a lightness in design that was rarely surpassed.

Date:  1765
Period:  1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Giltwood
Dimensions: 79.5 x 104.5 x 43 cm (31¹/₄ x 41¹/₈ x 16⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Norman Adams Ltd., London.
Literature: Helena Hayward, Thomas Johnson and the English Rococo, 1964, pl. 65.
Jacques Dubarry de Lassale, Identifying Marble, 2000, pp. 150-51, no. 58.

Categories: Furniture