Item: W009 Size: H 29 / D 18 / W 33
Superb PAIR early Georgian gilded gesso side tables of graceful design and pleasing proportions in the manner of James Moore. Note the accomplished and well executed low relief carving creating an all over pattern with artistic arrangements of scrolling foliate and strap work patterns. The thumb molded rectangular top centers a stylized sunflower motif. The bolection shaped frieze with further carving. The line of the apron, centering carved scallop shells, resolves nicely into the cabriole legs which end in squared toes. Related examples are illustrated in “English Furniture 1500-1840” by G. Beard & J. Goodison, page 49, 53 and “18th Century English Furniture” by C. Stevens, page 286. English, Circa 1720
James Moore, 1670-1726, was a leading cabinet maker and designer of his day working for the Royal Household. His distinguished patrons included the Duchess of Marlborough for the works at Blenheim Palace and the Duke of Chandos for his house at Cannons.