A Pair of Custom-Made Frances Elkins Console Tables
A pair of rare, custom-made George II-style two-tiered consoles designed by Frances Elkins in 1932 for Mr. and Mrs. Edison Dick's home in Lake Forest, IL (designed by architect David Adler). Both tiers with a running Greek fret raised border, the upper surface with a removable cover concealing a demi-lune copper liner in two sections; each tabletop supported by three splayed legs with scroll top and lion's paw feet, having intermediary surface and resting on a plinth with ball-shaped feet. These tables are shown in situ in Stephen Salny's monograph The Country Houses of David Adler. The Dick house was one of Adler's most important commissions, and featured stylish interiors designed by Adler's sister, Frances Elkins. These tables were originally painted black with gilt details and now have a chalky white paint with gold details.