Gilt Side Table With Painted

4 ft. Si ins. long ■ 1 ft. 11 ins. deep >: 2 ft. ins. high.

  1. 7 is a characteiistic table of the architectural type, the entire design being carefully studied, in detail and general proportions, with distinctly notable results. The top, of verde antique marble, is supported on a small egg-and-tongue-carved ovolo, surmounting a patene-carved frieze. The whole is supported on four fluted columns with decorated Ionic capitals. The " bun " feet are carved, and the shaped stretcher rails are moulded on the fronts and sides. French influence is distinctly noticeable in the design of this table, in spite of the evident striving after the classical ideal.
  2. 8 is a remarkable table, and probably from the hand of Robert Adam himself, in spite of the unusual flamboyant character. The curved leg, with the goat's head and foot, and the shaped under-rail with the central figure, suggests Chippendale rather than Adam, and, considering the business connection of the two at Nostell, Harewood, and elsewhere, this is by no means improbable. The marble tops of tables of this kind,

SATINWOOD SIDE TABLE. (One of a pair.)

In the possession of C. J. Charles, Ksq. 6 ft. g ins. long :< 3 ft. 3 ins. high x 2 ft. 3 ins. deep. Date about 1770.

SATINWOOD SIDE TABLE. (One of a pair.)

In the possession of C. J. Charles, Ksq. 6 ft. g ins. long :< 3 ft. 3 ins. high x 2 ft. 3 ins. deep. Date about 1770.

excepting where they have been preserved in the mansions for which they were especially designed and made, are rarely original. The marbles of the Adam period do not appear to have been of exceptional kind or quality ; inferior statuary is by no means uncommon. Verde Antico, Siena, and Florentine appear to have been the kinds usually selected, although there are records which appear to show that Robert Adam contemplated the importation, if he did not actually secure, a consignment of the ancient red marble, " Africano Sanguigno," from the ruins of Rome. I have never seen this marble used in actual Adam-designed work, although some use is made of " Griotte " from Languedoc, a red shell-marble of handsome appearance.

  1. 9 is a typical Adam table, semicircular in plan, the frieze carved with the honeysuckle ornament so usual on the acroteria of Grecian temples. The square tapered legs are enriched on three sides with applied oval paterae, below which are fronded honeysuckles with pendant husks below. The original marble top of this table is missing, this having been made good with a thin slab of wood, painted and decorated.
  2. io is a table, one of a pair, in satinwood, and is probably of later date than the preceding examples. The frieze is well carved, the squares of the legs with oval paterae of the usual Adam type, and the panels between with swags of drapery and fuchsia " drops." The legs are fluted on three sides, and finish in tapered feet.
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