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Table

Maker:
Attributed to Matthias Lock (British, London ca. 1710–ca. 1765 London)
Artist:
After a design by Henry Flitcroft (British, Twiss Green, Cheshire 1697–1769 Hampstead)
Date:
ca. 1740–45
Culture:
British
Medium:
Pine, marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 35 3/4 × 68 1/4 × 34 1/2 in. (90.8 × 173.4 × 87.6 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1926
Accession Number:
26.45
Not on view
The front is carved with a mask of Hercules draped with the skin of the Nemean lion. The table corresponds to a drawing by Lock in the Victoria and Albert Museum. Several similar tables are known (Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire; Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire; and Temple Newsam House, Leeds.
Dukes of Hamilton (until 1919; sale, Christie, Manson and Woods, London, November 5, 1919, no. 16, to Harris); M. Harris (in 1919) ; William Hesketh Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme , The Hill, Hampstead Heath, London (until 1926; sale, Anderson Galleries, New York, February 9–13, 1926, no. 9)
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