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    Sale 5923

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    12 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 509

    A BRECHE VIOLETTE AND WHITE MARBLE CENTRE TABLE

    LATE 20TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A BRECHE VIOLETTE AND WHITE MARBLE CENTRE TABLE
    LATE 20TH CENTURY
    The circular banded top with lion monopodiae supports
    40 in. (101.5 cm.) high; 39½ in. (100.3 cm.) diameter


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    Designed in the 'Antique' Roman manner, the Bacchic lion monopodiae of this table reflect the influence of the architect Charles Heathcote Tatham. Whilst sketching in Rome on the Grand Tour, Tatham drew a 'Grand antique Tazza with rich ornamental feet of the finest execution, in verde antico senato marble...Copied from the originals in the Museum of the Vatican. 1795. Rome', and this prototype for these monopodiae subsequently featured in his Etchings of Ancient Ornamental Architecture drawn from originals in Rome and Other Parts of Italy during the years 1794, 1795 and 1796.

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