Pair of Console tables by Unknown Artist

A pair of console tables of carved and gilt wood, each raised on two scrolling legs which rest, at the base, on a rectangular plinth.


Details

Medium:
Gilt-wood & marble
Dimensions:
86 x 179 x 74 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,000 ( Total: £3,600)
Acquired in:
1965
Vendor:
Biggs, Maidenhead

In the centre of the plinth, between each of the two feet, is a carved and gilt shell. The legs, rising to the corners of each table, terminate in elaborate acanthus scrolls and swags, and garlands of fruit and flowers. The friezes are decorated with swags and garlands each centering on an oval panel surrounded by scrollwork. The tables are surmounted by green marble tops.

Provenance

Mrs Ionides, Buxted Park.

Venue details

The Bowes Museum Newgate, BARNARD CASTLE County Durham DL12 8NP 01833 690606 www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £10.50)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

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