The Wallace Collection

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  • Table
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • England
  • c. 1830 (end supports)
    c. 1830 (top and mounts)
  • Carved and gilt Douglas fir (pine), Egyptian porphyry and gilt bronze
  • Object size: 94.6 x 209.7 x 109.5 cm
  • F511
  • Great Gallery
Further Reading
  • One of a pair (with F510), this table has supports in the manner of Italian Renaissance carving from the mid sixteenth-century. They are, however, made from Douglas fir (pine), rather than the more typical walnut of that period and region, which suggest that the table was made later to provide a pendant to F510. The tops on both tables were probably added in about 1830, which is probably when this second table was made. Both tables are important examples of the nineteenth-century revival of interest in Renaissance styles. The tables appear to have been put together in their current form for Bentley Priory, the home of the 2nd Marquess of Abercorn, at whose sale in 1853 the pair was bought by the 4th Marquess of Hertford.