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    Sale 7611

    Furniture, Sculpture and Carpets

    11 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    A NORTH-ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

    PIEDMONT, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY

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    A NORTH-ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
    PIEDMONT, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular grey-veined red marble top with moulded edge, above a frieze carved with interlaced panels and floral paterae, centred by a ribbon-tied oval medallion carved with the profile of Sapho, issuing berried foliate, on turned tapering and fluted legs carved with entrelacs, terminating in toupie feet
    33¾ in. (86 cm.) high; 56 in. (142.5 cm.) wide; 27 in. (68.5 cm.) deep


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    The pier-table frame, with architectural tablet corners conforming to the marble, is richly carved in the goût antique promoted by the architect Charles De La Fosse's, Receuil de Meuble, 1768. In celebration of lyric poetry's triumph, its frieze is wreathed by 'Apollo' sunflowered tablets in a pearled ribbon-guilloche; while its lambrequined tablet displays a laurel-garland medallion of the poetess Sapho. Its antique-fluted columnar legs are likewise wreathed by a pearled ribbon-guilloche beneath their altar-hollowed capitals.

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