• A Marriage of Collections: The auction at Christies

    Sale 2398

    A Marriage of Collections: The Property of Dr. Julius and Dena K. Tarshis

    21 April 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 35

    A LATE REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED AND GOUACHE-INSET ROSEWOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE

    CIRCA 1820, THE GOUACHE ATTRIBUTED TO TOMASSO BIGATTI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1800)

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    A LATE REGENCY BRASS-MOUNTED AND GOUACHE-INSET ROSEWOOD OCCASIONAL TABLE
    CIRCA 1820, THE GOUACHE ATTRIBUTED TO TOMASSO BIGATTI (ACTIVE CIRCA 1800)
    Inset with a gouache painting depicting views of Rome including the Pantheon, the tomb of Caecilla Metella, the Colosseum, and the Temple of the Sibyl at Tivoli, within a pierced gallery, on a columnar stem and incurved tripartite base
    30¾ in. (78 cm.) high; 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) diameter


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    The gouache is attributed to Tomasso Bigatti based on its strong similarity to a pair of designs for wall decorations with Roman views attributed to Bigatti, sold Sotheby's London, 3 April 1995, lot 254.

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