An important mid 18th century carved walnut side table with a later Maurin green marble top above a moulded foliate carved frieze with Vitruvian scroll decoration and centred by a boldly carved lion mask with draped pelt and paws; on acanthus carved cabriole legs terminating in hairy lions paw feet.

Literature: R. W. Symonds, English Furniture from Charles II to George II, London, 1929, p. 219, fig. 178.
R. W. Symonds, 'Tables of the XVIIIth Century in the Collection of Mr Frederick Poke', Apollo, September 1939, p. 113, fig.
V. S. Houfe, 'Intuitively Collected', Country Life, 27 December 1990, pp. 44 & 46, fig. 1.


  • Provenance

    J.S. Sykes, 1937.
    Percival D. Griffiths, Esq., F.S.A, until sold Christie's, London, 10 May 1939, lot 250.
    Frederick Poke, Esq. (d.1974), Langholm, Parkside, Wimbledon Common and by descent.


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