19th century with possibly earlier components; serpentine shell carved crest with curved ears; pierced splat splat; sweeping arms; rising on front cabriole legs with acanthus shell knees with open talon claw and ball feet. Approx. h. 38.75", w. 58", d. 26". Provenance: From the Estate of Mrs. Sally Connally Hardie, Atlanta, Georgia. Connolly was a charity campaigner and philanthropist, Councilwoman for the National Trust for Scotland from 1978-1995 (the last ten years serving on the Executive board), and member of the Court of St. Andrews University from 1987-1995. A native Atlantan, Connolly's great-great-grandfather David Connally was one of the first settlers to obtain land in the city and her great-grandfather Joseph E. Brown was the governor of Georgia during the American Civil War.