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Blue John and Giltwood Neoclassical Table

  • An impressive example of Blue John is inset into the surface of this Neoclassical table
  • The hardstone possesses all the best qualities of this rare semiprecious mineral
  • Its extraordinary hues are enhanced by the custom hand-carved giltwood base that supports it
  • The table exemplifies both Neoclassical artistry and the natural beauty of Blue John
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An especially fine and incredibly large example of rare Blue John is inset into the surface of this neoclassical giltwood table. The hardstone possesses all the best qualities of this rare semiprecious mineral, from its radiating crystalline structure to its vivid shades of deep purple, rich blue, silvery grey, white and lustrous gold. Its extraordinary hues are enhanced by the grand giltwood base that supports it; considering the importance of the Blue John, the base. . .
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An especially fine and incredibly large example of rare Blue John is inset into the surface of this neoclassical giltwood table. The hardstone possesses all the best qualities of this rare semiprecious mineral, from its radiating crystalline structure to its vivid shades of deep purple, rich blue, silvery grey, white and lustrous gold. Its extraordinary hues are enhanced by the grand giltwood base that supports it; considering the importance of the Blue John, the base would have been a special commission specifically designed to showcase the natural beauty of the stone.

Not only is this Blue John among the most beautiful examples of the elusive stone, but it is also one of the largest. Though Blue John was first discovered in the 1700s, it was not extensively mined until the 1760s. This table, dating to the early 19th century, was crafted during the golden age of Blue John mining. Since then, the largest veins have been overmined and disappeared, and examples of this size are never found today. This table represents one of the few remaining large furniture pieces created from this stone, though other examples still grace the stately British estates of Chatsworth, Hardwick, Keddleston and Haddon, among others.

The architectural base in which it sits also showcases some of the greatest craftsmanship of its period. Constructed from intricately carved and gilded wood, the table is a magnificent example of neoclassical design. The tabletop rises from a stately colonnade of the Doric order. All other decoration is quite restrained, emphasizing the brilliance of the gilding and the richness of the Blue John. From top to bottom, it is truly a magnificent example of the very best Blue John furniture.

Hardstone furnishings such as this were popular among the British aristocracy during the 18th and 19th centuries, and connoisseurs actively sought out the most gifted artisans from which to commission these masterworks. This particular table hails from an important titled British estate where it has been since it was designed and commissioned. Today, it stands as a stunning example of both neoclassical artistry and the natural beauty of Blue John.

Early 19th century

30" wide x 18 1/8" deep x 32" high
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Blue John and Giltwood Neoclassical Table
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Dining Tables
Depth: 18.13 Inches
Width: 30.0 Inches
Height: 32.0 Inches
Style: Neoclassical
Blue John and Giltwood Neoclassical Table
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