A very fine and rare mid-18th century George III Mahogany Spider Leg side table, attributed to ‘The Dumfries House Cabinet-Maker’.
English, circa 1760.
With an unusually thin, rectangular well-figured solid mahogany top, above a plain frieze, on slender, ring turned legs, joined by conforming stretchers, raised on tassel feet. A number of closely related side tables in mahogany, attributed to ‘The Dumfries House Cabinet-Maker’, possibly Thomas Chippendale, was supplied circa 1760 to Lord Dumfries (illustrated). A related table, distinguished by a superb quality of construction, and having same turned tassel feet, similarly constructed frieze and thin top, is at Fenton House (NT 1448858), possibly supplied under the guidance of John Fowler, who decorated the house in 1960’s.