An extremely rare and highly important early 18th century gesso side table attributed to the royal cabinet-maker James Moore the Elder, retaining most of the original gilding and having a later thumb moulded rectangular brèche de Medici marble top above a concave frieze decorated with acanthus leaf and husk carving; on cabriole legs, with cleft knees and acanthus leaf decoration, joined by C-scroll brackets to the ring turned front legs, and centred by a grotesque mask, terminating in leaf carved pad feet.

Literature: Percy Macquoid and Ralph Edwards, The Dictionary of English Furniture, revised edition, 1954, vol. III, p. 280, fig. 19.
Victoria and Albert Museum, ‘London, CINOA Third International Art Treasures Exhibition catalogue’, 1962, no. 82, p. 12.
F. Lewis Hinckley, A Directory of Queen Anne, Early Georgian and Chippendale Furniture, 1971, p. 50, fig. 21. Illustrated:
Parke-Bernet Galleries, ‘English Furniture, The Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection’, New York, Part I, 29-30 April 1960, p. 151, lot 262.


  • Provenance

    Probably supplied to Edward Parker (d. 1728), for Browsholme Hall, Lancashire, or possibly acquired by John Parker (d. 1754) or Thomas Lister Parker (d. 1858).
    Collection of Captain Norman R. Colville, London.
    Frank Partridge Inc., New York.
    Walter P. Chrysler Jr. Collection, New York.
    Mallett and Son Ltd., London.
    Private collection, London.
    Private collection, Northern Ireland.


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