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    Sale 12455

    European Furniture & Works of Art

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 31

    A NORTH ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT CONSOLE TABLE

    MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENICE, IN THE MANNER OF ANDREA BRUSTOLON

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    A NORTH ITALIAN CARVED WALNUT CONSOLE TABLE
    MID-18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY VENICE, IN THE MANNER OF ANDREA BRUSTOLON
    The veneered alabastro fiorito top above a pierced frieze carved with a central cartouche, on herm-carved cabriole legs terminating in mask-shaped feet, joined by scrolled stretchers centred by a putto
    36 ½ in. (93 cm.) high; 72 in. (183 cm.) wide; 28 ½ in. (73 cm.) deep


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    With its rich ornamentation of scrolling acanthus foliage and sculptural putti, this superb console table relates closely to the oeuvre of the celebrated Venetian sculptor and intagliatore Andrea Brustolon (1662-1732). Brustolon studied sculpture in his native Belluno before becoming an apprentice to Genoese sculptor Filippo Parodi (1630-1702) in Venice.
    The treatment and scale of the bold carving on the present console recalls the exuberant and almost theatrical sculptural furniture executed by Brustolon, undisputably inspired by his time in Rome where the High Baroque figures of Bernini prevailed.
    Notable furniture commissions by Brustolon include the throne armchairs and elaborately-carved console table in Ca' Rezzonico in Venice, as well as the superb set of armchairs carved with the signs of the Zodiac, now in the Palazzo Quirinale, Rome.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from Villa d'Aglie, Turin