Price range: £100,000 +     REF No. 4427811


An extremely rare pair of George I side tables, the rectangular japanned tops with rounded corners and moulded edge with a border framing a raised scene of an exotic landscape with figures upon a bridge and beneath twinned birds in flight, the gilt lined black japanned bases with two short frieze drawers with the original drop ring handles, on square section legs with inverted feet. The underside of one table bearing an old inventory label inscribed in pen ‘North Heirlooms 10’, and the other table bearing a label inscribed ‘North Heirlooms 11’.

Note: The entire surfaces remain in superb condition.

English, circa 1720

Height: 28 ¼ in; 72 cm
Width: 39 in; 99 cm
Depth: 27 in; 68.5 cm

Glemham Hall belonged to Dudley North, who had married Catherine Yale, a daughter of Elihu Yale, founder of the famous American university. Elihu was generous with the wealth he accumulated; as well as endowing Yale University, he was also lavish in his gifts to his family, resulting in Glemham Hall obtaining many treasures at this time, including these tables.

Probably supplied to Dudley and Catherine North for Glemham Hall, Suffolk, in the 1720s;
By descent at Glemham Hall to Frederick North, 8th Earl of Guilford, by whom removed in 1923 upon the sale of the house and possibly to Waldershare Park, Kent, until sold; Private collection, England.