A Porcelain-Mounted Occasional Table in the Transitional Manner
Attributed to Edward Holmes Baldock
Constructed from kingwood and tulipwood, with ormolu mounts in the Louis XV/XVI transitional style, supported on cabriole lefs with sabot feet, the frieze decorated with eight ‘Sevres’ style porcelain painted panels with birds and flowers; housing two drawers; the top set with a velvet surface and surmounted by a pierced brass three-quarter gallery.
English, circa 1845
Inspired by the small writing desk made by Martin Carlin for Madame du Barry, circa 1768 (today in the Metropolitan Museum of Art). A related table bearing the stamp of Baldock illustrated in Christopher Payne’s upcoming book on 19th Century English furniture.