An extremely small and rare early 18th century gesso table with rectangular moulded ‘Gris des Ardennes’ marble top above a concave frieze carved with shell strapwork and acanthus leaf ornament on a pounced ground, above shaped convex apron with floral caving; on four club legs with lappets and acanthus carving to the knees, terminating in shell decorated pad feet.
Literature: Jaques Dubarry de Lassale, Identifying Marble, Dourdan 2000, pp.204-5 Illustrated: Christie’s, ‘The H. J. Joel Collection’, sale catalogue, 17th April, 1980, p.49.
H. J. Joel Collection (formed under the guidance of R.W. Symonds), London, England; Private collection, London, England; Private collection, New York, USA.
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