A George II Giltwood Console Table after Designs by Matthias Lock

Height: 36” 91.5cm
Width: 43” 110cm
Depth: 23 ½” 60cm
Origination: English
Circa: 1750

A wonderfully light table epitomising the rococo design of the mid eighteenth century. The marble top above a pierced carved apron with C-scrolls, columns and foliage supported on cabriole legs, formed as two conjoining ‘C’ scrolls and terminating in stepped feet.

The present table bears striking similarities to the designs and work of the carver and designer Matthias Lock (b. c. 1710-d. 1765), namely to two pen and ink drawings for pier tables and mirrors, now in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, acquired by the museum in 1862 and 1863 from his grandson George Lock. This drawing shows a table with the same type of leg profile, similarly treated feet and pierced front apron.



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