A Pair of George I Giltwood and Marble Topped Side Tables c.1720
Attributed to James Moore, c.1720. With rectangular and moulded original ‘Old English’ marble tops, the elegantly drawn frames with concave moulded and recessed frieze and intricately cut gesso mouldings, on square legs with acanthus-bulb feet. Formerly in the collection of Gloria, Dowager Countess Bathurst.
A related table attributed to James Moore the Elder can be seen at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, sharing similarities in form and leg and with gilt-gesso top (further literature: R. Edwards, M. Jordain, “Georgian Cabinet-Makers c. 1700-1800”, p. 136, fig. 33). Another example, again with gilt-gesso top and attributed to Moore, is in the collection of The Duke of Grafton at Euston Hall, Suffolk, and a notable and similar pair of gilt-gesso tables in the Royal Collection (inscribed ‘MOORE’ on the table top), bear the crowned cypher of George I (A. Bowett, “Early Georgian Furniture 1715-1740”, plate 5:5).
Height: 85 cm
Width: 108 cm
Depth: 56.5 cm