A highly important early 18th century carved gesso console table attributed to James Moore, having a shaped rectangular top profusely decorated with strapwork and acanthus leaf and a central coat of arms of Lucy Knightley and his wife Jane Grey Benson on a pounced ground; with a leaf carved edge above conformingly shaped frieze with stiff leaf and arcaded decoration, having a central pendant with shell carving to the front; supported by four moulded scrolled legs with carved heads at the top and terminating in acanthus leaf carved scrolls on a shaped moulded plinth with floral shell decoration terminating in sanded block feet.

Literature: H.Avray Tipping, English Homes Period II, Vol I, 1924, p.325.
Lanto Synge, Mallett, Great English Furniture, London, 1991, p.86.
Illustrated:
‘The Connoisseur Yearbook’, 1953, a trade advertisement for Frank Partridge & Sons Ltd. ‘The Connoisseur’, October, 1957, p.XLV, a trade advertisement for H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.

Exhibitions: ‘The Antique Dealers Fair and Exhibition’, Grosvenor House, London, 1958, with H. Blairman & Sons Ltd.


  • Provenance

    Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire, until 1914.
    Frank Partridge and Sons Ltd., 1953.
    H. Blairman & Sons Ltd, 1957.
    Private collection, USA.


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