The South Drawing Room Side Table
A fine parquetry side table, the shaped oval lattice inlaid top with a three quarter pierced gallery above two drawers to each side, on tapering cabriole legs capped by brass Rococo cartouches and terminating in brass sabots.
The original by J. Holthausen. The South Drawing Room. The South Drawing Room was for a hundred years a dining room and now serves as a reception room. It contains some splendidly ornate and important furniture, much of it French, acquired by the First Earl Spencer for Spencer House in London. In this room are an outstanding collection of portrait paintings, predominately by Sir Joshua Reynords. Amongst these is a portrait, painted in 1786, of John Charles, Viscount Althorp. He became the third Earl Spencer, co-founder of the Royal Agricultural Society, and he was also a great politician. He was the chancellor of the Exchequer and helped put through the Reform Bill. This was one of the first rooms to be redecorated by Earl Spencer after he inherited Althorp in 1992
W 26 x D 16 x H 30¾