A George II Giltwood Side Table

CIRCA 1740

Height: 32" Width: 59" Depth: 24.5"

Inventory Number 8488-61





The later rounded Sienna marble top above a fluted, gadrooned and egg-and-dart moulded frieze, on bold scrolled legs joined by densely carved garlands of flowers, pomegranates, pine cones and leaves; guilloche-carved concave stretchers above hairy paw feet.




Possibly commissioned by Sir Lawrence Dundas, 1st Baronet (1710-81), for Moor Park, Hertfordshire, until sold with the mansion.
Probably Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury (1801-93), at Moor Park, Hertfordshire, and thence by descent
Robert Grosvenor, 2nd Baron Ebury (1834-1918), when the table was photographed in 1910 by Country Life in the Dining Room at Moor Park.
Acquired from Partridge, London, 22 March 1999.

Additional Information

This table derives from antiquity, with a Palladian form inspired by the designs of William Kent, floral rococo swags and a wide range of neo-classical carved decoration including fluted supports, and gadroon, triglyph and egg and dart bandings, and acanthus leaves.