The Kedleston Scagliola Tables
probably Domenico Bartoli (fl.1761-1805)
A pair of mahogany side tables with scagliola tops decorated with the Arms of Nathanial Curzon 1st Baron Scarsdale, the table bases English, possibly designed by Robert Adam circa 1762-3. The tops probably by Domenico Bartoli (Italian 1761-1805) circa 1759. The coat of arms within a cartouche decorated with oak branches in fruit within a ribbon banded border, inverted at the corners and decorated with further trailing oak leaves, scallops and floral scrolls. The base with an egg and dart moulding, and a frieze of carved acanthus leaves interspersed with fluting, spirally turned legs and reeded collars to the feet.
The tops commissioned by Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Scarsdale for his dressing room in the Family Pavilion c.1759, probably from Domenico Bartoli, Italy, the bases made either in London or Derbyshire sometime after 1759 and probably from a design by Robert Adam. Curzon Collection acquired by gift as part of the transfer of Kedleston Hall to The National Trust in 1986.
Makers and roles
probably Domenico Bartoli (fl.1761-1805), designer and maker Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792), designer Joseph Wilton, RA (London 1722 - Wanstead 1803), supplier (?) possibly Joseph Hall, carver possibly Robert Robinson, joiner