A GEORGE I GILT GESSO LOWBOY
A GEORGE I GILT GESSO LOWBOY
A GEORGE I GILT GESSO LOWBOY
A GEORGE I GILT GESSO LOWBOY
A very rare and important George I gilt gesso and black and gilt japanned side table, the top and drawer fronts and sides decorated with panels of black japanned working with gilt chinoiseries.

This exceptional table with its striking combination of gilt-gesso and japanned decoration bears a great similarity to one at Longford Castle, Wiltshire which was probably supplied for Sir Jacob de Bouverie (created 1st Viscount Folkestone in 1747) when he succeeded his brother in 1736. The Longford Castle dressing-table is illustrated in R. Edwards' The Dictionary of English Furniture, and P. Macquoid The Age of Mahogany. Lord Folkestone employed many of the leading cabinet-makers of his day, notably Benjamin Goodison.

Goodison was apprenticed to James Moore from about 1720 and succeeded him as cabinet-maker to the Royal household - and it would seem likely that the two collaborated with the supply of furnishings to Longford Castle during this period. A related set of chairs, attributed to Moore, were sold from the collections at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, 8th December 1994

Dimensions
Height 69.00 cm (27.17 inches)
Width 81.50 cm (32.09 inches)
Depth 50.00 cm (19.69 inches)
Stock Code
D10.226
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