Exhibition Spotlight: A Pair of George III Giltwood Tables from Wilton

Today marks the opening of our summer exhibition, Great Provenances: Exceptional Antiques from Notable Collections. Throughout the exhibition, we will be sharing pieces from the exhibition on this blog with detailed photographs of the pieces themselves and the collections where they have come from to provide context, history, and character. We are starting with an exceptional … Continue reading Exhibition Spotlight: A Pair of George III Giltwood Tables from Wilton

A Perfect Idea from the Earl of Pembroke: A Brief History of the Pembroke Table

The form of the Pembroke table with its smaller proportions and distinctive drop-leaves likely originates with the 9th Earl of Pembroke, Henry Herbert (1693-1751). Herbert studied at Oxford before going on the grand tour in 1712, where he spent time in Naples, Venice, and Rome, where he met William Kent.  When he returned to England … Continue reading A Perfect Idea from the Earl of Pembroke: A Brief History of the Pembroke Table