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    Sale 7745

    Important European Furniture, Sculpture & Clocks

    9 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES

    ROME, LATE 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES
    ROME, LATE 18TH CENTURY
    Each with a rectangular yellow Siena marble top above a stop-fluted and bead-and-reel-carved frieze, centred to the front by a panel carved with Pliny's doves perched on a classical urn, with sunflower paterae to the corners, on foliate-headed tapering and fluted legs terminating in stiff-leaf wrapped feet, one console with remains of a blue-bordered white paper label
    36½ in. (92.5 cm.) high; 52½ in. (103 cm.) wide; 22 in. (56 cm.) deep (2)


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    A closely related pair of console tables, with similarly veneered marble slabs was sold at Christie's, London, 15 November 2001, lot 36.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The marble top and left feet of one console have been damaged and Christie's will arrange and pay for its restoration.

    The width measurement for these console tables should read: 52 1/2 in. (134 cm.) wide and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE PALAZZO OF A MILANESE NOBLE FAMILY
    (LOTS 16-17)