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Side table

Designer:
Probably after a design by John Yenn (British, London (?) 1750–1821 London)
Date:
ca. 1780
Culture:
British
Medium:
Carved, painted and gilded pine and mahogany; gilt bronze and gilt copper
Dimensions:
H. 32-1/2 x W. 46 x D. 21 in. (82.5 x 116.8 x 53.3 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.118.1
Not on view
A drawing related to the decoration of this, and two similar, tables has been attributed to John Yenn, a pupil and draftsman of the architect Sir William Chambers (1723–1796), who may have been responsible for their design. The Meeting of Bacchus and Ariadne on the Isle of Naxos, after a composition by the Italian painter Guido Reni (1575–1642), is depicted on the table's top. The monogram G IV R, for George IV Rex incised on the back, shows this to be one of the few pieces of furniture in the collection with an English royal provenance.
Inscription: Incised and written on the back, respectively: "G IV R 54" and "2858."

Marking: G IV R (on back, incised in wood)
George IV (as Prince of Wales) , Carlton House, London, and Royal Pavillion, Brighton
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