An important pair of George III giltwood and marble top pier tables circa 1775 almost certainly after a design by Robert Adam, each with a later rosso antico marble-veneered demilune top, each table with lamb's tongue-carved edge above a frieze carved with rosettes interspersed between gathered leaves and pendent palmettes, the breakfronted legs headed by rosettes above bucrania, beaded collars and long leaves continuing to fluted legs ending in long leaves above gadrooning and waisted square fe
Robert Adam design - part of the Adams Brothers team who embraced the elements of Neoclassicism while paying homage to Greek and Roman cultures of antiquity. Note the symmetry and the high arch above the fireplace. The dimensional decorative wall elements relied heavily upon natural motifs like fruit, foliage and florals, mixed with icons and symbols of the ancient world. Truly timeless!