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Acquired in 1882 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Unknown
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
FWK
credit
Bequeathed by John Jones
date_end
1874-12-31
date_start
1865-01-01
date_text
ca. 1870 (made)
descriptive_line
table, Italian, 1770-80
dimensions
Weight: 14 kg, Height: 695 mm, Width: 620 mm, Depth: 264 mm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
In the collection of John Jones before 1882
id
937
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T19:22:50.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T19:22:50.000Z
latitude
48.856918
location
In Storage
longitude
2.34121
marks
565
materials
ebony, agate, carnelian, marble, Oak, amethyst, gilt bronze, soft-paste porcelain, chalcedony, Mozambique rosewood, Sainte Ann marble, Belgium marble, lapis lazuli, Jasper, Alabaster, Carrara marble
materials_techniques
Mozambique rosewood in the solid and veneered on oak, with veneers of ebony, set with plaques of hardstones and porcelain; mounts of gilt bronze
museum_number
1016-1882
museum_number_token
10161882
object_number
O11854
object_type
Table
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
A narrow centre table, of rectangular plan, raised on four tapering legs, veneered in Mozambique rosewood and ebony on a carcase of oak, the legs in solid Mozambique rosewood, the sides set with plaques of hardstone and with one plaque of porcelain; the mounts of gilt bronze
place
Paris
primary_image_id
2006AM7828
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
John Jones, an avid British collector of French eighteenth-century furniture and porcelain, who bought this table between about 1870 and 1880, thought he was buying a table that had been made in Paris a century earlier. Painted porcelain plaques and plaques of hardstones were very attractive to Victorian collectors of French eighteenth-century furniture. However, the table is narrower than most eighteenth-century tables and the combination of hardstones (pietre dure) with porcelain is most unusual. It now seems likely that the table was made up only a few years before Jones bought it, using earlier materials. The hardstone panels were probably made in Florence between about 1660 and 1690, but the painted porcelain plaque had probably only recently been made in Paris. The painted decoration imitates the plaques made by the Sèvres porcelain factory just outside Paris between about 1770 and 1790.
related_museum_numbers
rights
3
shape
site_code
slug
table-unknown
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
gilding, casting, cabinet making, veneering, chasing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1874
year_start
1865