Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


A circular Derbyshire Black Marble pietra dura table, attributed to Tomlinson

$ 16,500
  • Description
    A circular Derbyshire Black Marble pietra dura table, attributed to Tomlinson. the circular top is inlaid in pietra dura with three delicate butterflies and a circlet of British spring flowers, these include white periwinkles, convolvulus, lily of the valley, fuchsia and forsythia, against a profusion of green leaves, all raised on a turned and gadrooned baluster support with a tripod base. English, circa 1850.

    Chapter 10 of John Michael Tomlinson’s book Derbyshire Black Marble (Ashbourne, 1996) covers the Ashbourne marble entries from the Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition, 1851. The listing for John Tomlinson, the author’s ancestor, describes a mosaic portrait of Queen Victoria and numerous oblong, circular or octagonal tables. The one illustrated (above right) had the following caption ‘Mr. Tomlinson, of Ashford, Derbyshire, one of the many ingenious manufacturers of the native spars and marbles of the county, contributes, among other articles, the Table here engraved. The stem as well as the top is made of black marble; a wreath of flowers and leaves in their natural colours encircles the top; the table is entirely formed of the spars of Derbyshire.’
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1850
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 679710
  • Dimensions
    H. 30 in; Diam. 26 in;
    H. 76.2 cm; Diam. 66.04 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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