A George III  white painted and parcel gilt  console table
Lot 84
A George III white painted and parcel gilt Console Table
Sold for £4,200 (US$ 7,052) inc. premium
Lot Details
A George III white painted and parcel gilt Console Table
in the manner of William Jones
the later rounded rectangular sienna marble top with shaped corners above a fluted frieze and a central shell, the pierced leaf and scrolling apron, on double 'C' scroll carved legs headed by scrolling leaves, on scroll and shell carved feet, decoration refreshed, 120cm wide, 61cm deep, 82cm high.


  • The design for the above console relates to a William Jones design for a 'Pier Table' in The Gentleman or Builder's Companion' (1739), pl.31

    William Jones, architect and designer (active 1737-1757) was an early English Palladian working in the style of William Kent. His works included The Rotunda, Ranelagh Gardens, Chelsea, opened in 1742; Edgecote House, Northants, 1747; Berkeley Chapel, Berkeley Square, 1750 and he was appointed Surveyor to the East India Company in 1752. However, Jones is best known for his design pattern book, The Gentlemen or Builder's Companion containing useful Designs for Doors, Gateways, Peers , Pavilions, Chimney-pieces etc, printed in 1739 and inscribed "Printed for the Author, and sold at his house near the Chapple in King Street Golden Square". The second part of the volume consisted of 28 designs for tables, girandoles and mirrors.
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