Dining room pedestal
style of Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792)
A mahogany and parcel-gilt dining room plate warming pedestal possibly made by James Gravenor (Derby fl.1741-1768) circa 1765, from a design by Robert Adam (London 1728 -1792) architect and designer.Recorded in the Kitchen Corridor at Kedleston on the 1804 inventory. With a fluted frieze and a cupboard door carved and applied with a festooned vase with bell flower swags and scrolling foliage, the borders with flower heads and foliage, raised on a plinth base.
Purchased by the National Trust in March 2008 from the Hon. James Curzon.
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style of Robert Adam (Kirkcaldy 1728 - London 1792), cabinet maker