Luxury Design, Past & Present
George II period mahogany pier table, in the manner of William Kent. The carved cabriole legs support a frieze with a lion’s head mask, below an egg and dart pediment, and perimeter lamb’s tongue carving, with acanthus carving at the corners. The legs with acanthus carving at the knees, and terminating with lion’s paw feet. The right end with a hidden drawer.
Literature: cf Adam Bowett, 'Early Georgian Furniture', 2009, plate 5:36, for a similar period table at Ham House.