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    Sale 7713

    Furniture & Clocks

    23 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD AND SIMULATED MARBLE CONSOLE TABLE

    CIRCA 1720-30, PROBABLY LOMBARDY

    Price Realised  

    A NORTH ITALIAN GILTWOOD AND SIMULATED MARBLE CONSOLE TABLE
    CIRCA 1720-30, PROBABLY LOMBARDY
    The rectangular top painted in imitation of green variegated marble above a shaped lambrequined frieze carved in relief with a flower-filled basket flanked by strapwork and foliate trails on a diaper ground, on foliate-headed tapering legs joined by waved stretchers centred by a pierced floral bouquet and terminating in toupie feet, the top probably redecorated
    34¼ in. (87 cm.) high; 48½ in. (123 cm.) wide; 22¾ in. (58 cm.) deep


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    The lambrequined frieze, strapwork decoration and volute-carved tapering legs relate this console table to Lombard examples from the first quarter of the 18th Century. Even more idiosyncratic and characteristic of the Lombard production, is the slightly angled C-scroll-carved stretcher, which feature can be found on a closely related giltwood console table with simulated marble top (ill. in C. Alberici, Il Mobile Lombardo, Milan, 1969, p.82).

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