Papier mâché antique occasional table by Jennens & Bettridge

By Jennens & Bettridge (English, fl. 1815-1864)


This early Victorian occasional table is an excellent example of Jennens & Bettridge's papier mâché work, which was renowned for its splendid quality.


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This beautiful antique occasional table is a rare opportunity to own an early Victorian work by the famed English makers Jennens & Bettridge, who were employed by Kings George III and George IV of England. The table top highlights some of their best papier mâché work, depicting a still life scene with flowers, fruit, a decanter, and a knife. As well as papier mâché, Jennens & Bettridge were known for their fine japanning work, an imitation technique designed to emulate the lacquer on Japanese furniture, also in evidence on this table. The still life scene is set within a japanned border with gilt floral decorations. The top is set on a central stem support which has been ebonised and parcel gilt with acanthus leaf decorations. The table is set on a tripod base, also with gilt decorations and featuring a stamp reading 'JENNENS & BETTRIDGE'.


Artist / Maker
By Jennens & Bettridge (English, fl. 1815-1864)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1840
19th Century
Still life, Victorian
Ebonised Wood, Gilt, Papier-mâché
Gold, Multi-coloured


72 cm / 28.3 inches
63 cm / 24.8 inches


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