The large acanthus scrolls of this console table are reminiscent of the baroque carving production of central Italy, particularly Emilia-Romagna. The black and white scagliola top depicting large foliate scrolls derives from models conceived by the Carpigiana school, which was then manufactured in various areas of Emilia and Lombardy. The carving to the console is very much reminiscent of the work of Francesco Peracchi, who at the end of the 17th century executed a pair of closely related console tables with a similarly-carved eagle to the stretcher. These consoles are conserved in Rocca di Soragna, near Parma, home of the Princes Meli Lupi and illustrated in G. Cirillo and G. Godi, Il Mobile a Parma fra Barocco e Romanticismo, 1600-1860, p. 63, figs. 140-141. Further related examples, include a console with scagliola top, executed in either Modena or Bologna, and illustrated in G. Manni, Mobili in Emilia, Modena, 1987, p. 314, fig. 274, and another, conserved in the Museo Civico d'Arte Industriale e Galleria Davia Bargellini, Bologna.