8 November 2007,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 12,500
Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000
A PAIR OF SOUTH ITALIAN BROWN-PAINTED, PARCEL-GILT AND TORTOISESHELL CONSOLE TABLES
LATE 17TH/EARLY 18TH CENTURY, POSSIBLY SICILIAN
Each with rectangular moulded top above boldly carved S-scroll legs, joined by floral and foliate garland swags, the X-shaped stretcher decorated conformingly and centred by a floral finial, redecorated, the tops associated
each: 29 in. (74 cm.) high; 36¾ in. (93 cm.) wide; 23½ in. (60 cm.) deep (2)
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The boldly carved scrolling ornament of these striking tables which may originally have been stands, is typical of the vigorous work of Sicilian carvers at the end of the 17th Century. Related Sicilian tables and stands are illustrated in E. Colle, Il Mobile Barocco in Italia, Milan, 2000, pp.40-43.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Christie's, London, 5 July 2001, lot 226.
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