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    Sale 2090

    European Furniture, Sculpture, Works Of Art, Tapestries And Carpets

    22 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 188

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED POLYCHROME-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT PLASTER LOW TABLES

    THE PANELS POSSIBLY LATE 18TH CENTURY AND ADAPTED FROM A SURTOUT DE TABLE

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    A PAIR OF ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED POLYCHROME-PAINTED AND PARCEL-GILT PLASTER LOW TABLES
    THE PANELS POSSIBLY LATE 18TH CENTURY AND ADAPTED FROM A SURTOUT DE TABLE
    Each rectangular panel painted with gilt-highlighted grottesques containing swags, birds, scrolling foliage, and husk-bordered medallions within blue guilloché borders set within a gilt-gesso guilloché frame with outset corners above a conforming painted vinery freize raised on square tapering legs
    20½ in. high, 24¼ in wide, 20¼ in. deep (2)


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    A surtout de table manufactured by Giovanni Volpato, late 18th century, with closely related grottesque decoration at the Palazzo Pallavicini is illustrated in A. González-Palacios, Fasto Romano, Dipinti, Sculture, Arredi dai Palazzi di Roma, Rome, 1991, pl.70.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.