Side Table

Linnell, William

This magnificent pier table was made for Bramshill House, Hampshire, and was originally ensuite with a lofty and equally elaborate mirror. The design corresponds closely to a drawing attributed to William Linnell from c1755, an older contemporary and rival of Thomas Chippendale.  

The Florentine marble slab is supported on cabriole legs lavishly carved in the rococo taste with fronded scrolls, palm branches and bold satyr-masks. The frieze is styled with a vigorous flame border and the front centres on a pierced apron featuring a basket of grapes surrounded by leafy C-scrolls. The gilt surface is richly tooled, burnished and textured. The table was exhibited at the Royal Academy English Taste in the 18th Century, Winter 1955/6. It was given through the LACF by Lady Martin in 1940. (Gilbert, C. Furniture at Temple Newsam House and Lotherton Hall, Vol. II, 1978).”

Furniture: side table, carved and gilt pine with a Florentine marble

William Linnell

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