An ebonised, parcel gilt and gilt brass mounted stand for a Roman pietra dura cabinet, English, early 19th century. The stand ebonised and decorated in parcel gilt with a scrolling foliate frieze, square section legs raised on brass lion's paw feet and with pierced corner brackets or spandrels.
Brought from York Street, St. James Square, under the will of Sir Henry Hugh Hoare, Bart. Left as an heirloom, 'To go to the several persons to whom my estates in the counties of Bucks and Beds are devised, subject nevertheless to the necessary wear and tear of perishable articles.' Will dated 27th April 1839. The house and contents gifted to the National Trust in 1946 by Sir Henry Hoare (d.1947)
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February 1845. Family Pictures (label on underside of table)