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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 138

    A FRENCH WALNUT CENTER TABLE

    THE TRESTLE ENDS LATE 16TH CENTURY AND REUSED

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    A FRENCH WALNUT CENTER TABLE
    THE TRESTLE ENDS LATE 16TH CENTURY AND REUSED
    With a rectangular top above a stepped frieze carved with entrelac above trestle supports carved with winged and lion-headed monopodia issuing from scrolling acanthus and terminating in paw feet and flanking strapwork cartouche carved with a grotesque mask and joined by arcaded stretchers with baluster-turned and gadrooned pillars
    34 in. (86.5 cm.) high, 55 in. (140 cm.) wide, 28 in. (71 cm.) deep


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    This table's boldly sculptural carved ends with their addorsed winged griffins flanking a mask and united by a balustrade is part of a group of mid-sixteenth century French furniture inspired by Italian designs. Closely related tables are illustrated in J. Boccador, Le Mobilier Francais du Moyen Age a la Renaissance, pp.265-70.