Late 18thC Adam Period English Demi-lune Console Table
A fine quality late 18thC Adam period demi-lune console table; the entire table is painted a cream colour, the four shaped and tapered legs decorated with gilded wood fillets; the frieze is fluted all round with large gilded patterae above each leg. The painted top has an outer green banding decorated with garlands of flowers and gilding, the back of the painted top has a neoclassical fresco; depicting a classically draped winged Goddess surrounded by cherubs, flowers and scrolling, in the manner of Angelica Kaufmann.
There is a label on the underside of the frieze which can roughly be translated as follows: ‘Antique 1/2 round, hand carved console, hand carved with woods & gold leaf painting ? in the manner of Angelica Kaufman. Made in England circa 1790-95 from collection of Mr. W. Speed of the Speed Cement…Louisville Ky. Label is reproduced in the photo gallery.
Dimensions: 20.5″D x 43″W x 33″H