A George III Provincial Painted Pine Side Table c.1780-1800


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Object Description

The painted pine carcass showing the wonderful original textured surface worn thoroughly and consistently with age, the two-plank top over one frieze drawer with later brass knob handles, to a shaped spandrel pierced frieze, the whole raised on tapering block legs, surviving from the last quarter of eighteenth century England.

Object History


Object Literature

The frieze to this table has some loose influence from that of the Chinese Chippendale style, typically featuring pagoda-style pediments and glazing bars arranged in a fretwork design. This fretwork was also used on the edges of tea tables and on the backs and legs of chairs, often coated with lacquer. The design motif comes from Thomas Chippendale’s interest in incorporating Chinese and other Asian designs into some of his furniture, which are now sought-after antiques that are widely copied. The repetitive geometric line patterns, usually within a rectangular framework, are varied and beautiful, and complex for a cabinet-maker to execute.

Originality, distilled.

Object Condition

The provincially made carcass has a wonderfully dry and textured patina, with a host of character commensurate with its age and use and it remains steady on its feet. The knob handles are slightly later though have a nice patina in their own right. Overall, she can be used as is and enjoyed as a beautiful decorative piece.

Object Details

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Dealer Contact

+44 (0)1767 640995
+44 (0)7729 213013

Dealer Location

The Onion Barn
Shoe Cottage
15 High Street
MK44 3NL

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