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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 196

    A SOUTH GERMAN EBONIZED AND SCAGLIOLA GAMES TABLE

    18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUTH GERMAN EBONIZED AND SCAGLIOLA GAMES TABLE
    18TH CENTURY
    The top inset with a chessboard within a border of songbirds and flowers, with rectangular paper label inscribed VADUZ/Obj.-Nr. 56/Inv.-Nr. 1975 and brass plaque stamped 3492
    78 cm. high x 95 cm. wide x 78 cm. deep


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    Italy and South Germany were the two main areas in Europe where scagliola was produced during the 17th and 18th Century. This technique, simulating pietre dure, is based on coloured plaster and was used for the decoration of walls, altar fronts and fine furniture. A related table with a scagliola-inset top is illustrated in Barockmöbel aus Württemberg und Hohenlohe 1700-1750, Exhibition Catalogue Württembergisches Landesmuseum Stuttgart, 1985, p.104-105. A similar table was sold, Christie's Amsterdam, Treasures from a Hannover Cottage, sale 2749, 26 June 2007, lot 664.

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    Provenance

    Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1945.