An Extremely Rare Pair of William and Mary Side Tables, with original Carrara Marble Tops

Carefully stripped to reveal the scintilla remnants of the original black japanned surface; a rare surviving photograph from 1910 captures one of the tables in situ at Glemham Hall, showing an original black surface, with legs picked out in either a gilded surface or pale paint (sitting handsomly beneath two John Vanderbank tapestries which date from circa 1700) – adding a sense of graceful strength to this evocative Chinoiserie decoration at Glemham. The tables are handsomely carved, raised on an arcaded frieze with acorn drop finials, with octagonal baluster feet united by shaped stretchers, on bun feet. With original Carrara marble tops.

Reputedly with Dudley North (1641-1691) for his London House
Until sold with Glemham Hall in 1923 to Captain John Murray Cobbold (1897-1944), and thence by descent.

Height: 80cm, 31 1/2″
Width: 170.5cm, 67 1/4″
Depth: 89cm, 35″