English early 17th Century, James I Sculptural Oak Center or Console “Credence” Table

A highly unusual and extremely rare sculpted English “Credence” Table, ca. 1600-1620, Oak, the demi-octagonal hinged flip top above a frieze carved in relief with leavy scrolls, the corners accentuated with carved (Green Man) masks, supported by four highly decorative figures carved in the round, representing “Friendship”, “Hope”, “Charity” and “Truth”, and a fluted vase-type swing leg, on a demi-hexagonal molded base.

Provenance: Mrs. Christian R. Holmes, Parke-Bernet sale April 1942

Purchased from Mallett & Son, Bath


39” wide, 18.5 deep, 35” high, closed

99cm wide, 47 cm deep, 89 cm high, closed


Reference Number: R_940


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