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.
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.