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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.

Literature: Helena Hayward, ‘Thomas Johnson and the English Rococo’, 1964, pl. 65. Jacques Dubarry de Lassale, ‘Identifying Marble’, 2000, pp. 150-51, no. 58.


  • Provenance

    Norman Adams Ltd., London.


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