A Regency rosewood, ebonised, parcel gilt and ormolu mounted console table
in the manner of George Smith
The rectangular black slate marble top above a frieze centred by an Apollo mask paterae flanked by lotus and anthemion mounts and stars, on winged leopard monopodiae with stylised lotus collars terminating in paw feet, with a mirror plate backing and inverted plinth base, 128.5cm wide, 41cm deep, 95cm high (50.5" wide, 16" deep, 37" high).
- Provenance: Lady Janet Elizabeth Reiss (1924-2000) formerly at her home in Rutland.
Lady Reiss was previously married to Garry Twemlow Booth-Jones (1925-1971), a descendant of the Booths of Twemlow and Chairman of the St. Simon Bloodstock Agency who lived at Hale Park, Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Lady Reiss married the industrialist Sir John Reiss (1909-1989) in 1951. Sir John was previously married to the British actress Ambrosine Phillpotts (1912-1980) and was the Chairman of Blue Circle Cement.