I thought I’d give the Rare Victorian readers who don’t appreciate Rococo Revival a little break from the Galusha deluge and whip up a post for Renaissance Revival fans.
How often is it that you see the biggest, chunkiest Renaissance Revival pieces attributed to Thomas Brooks? Often. And it is usually based on slim evidence such as the presence of protruding decorative knobs or it’s overall resemblance to a military tank.
I’m sharing a signed (stenciled) Thomas Brooks sideboard from a recent Rare Victorian visitor so that we have more documented Thomas Brooks pieces to compare to. note the presence of seated griffins on this particular piece.