Yesterday I found myself on the beach at Sullivan's Island where we always see dolphins leaping out of the water... which got me thinking about how much I love dolphins, the fish not the mammals, especially when gilded and incorporated into some piece of furniture...
An amazing Swedish giltwood console table c. 1820
An English lead model of a dolphin, c. 1830
A fantastic giltwood Venetian grotto seat
An important American Empire console table photographed in the Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston, SC in 1918. This fantastic piece of furniture is still in the house today.