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    Sale 12034

    Christie's Interiors

    16 March 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 168

    AN ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE

    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, FLORENCE

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    AN ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE
    SECOND QUARTER 18TH CENTURY, FLORENCE
    The rectangular Verde Antico marble top above a pierced C-scroll and foliate-carved frieze, on scrolled supports modelled as satyr busts joined by an X-shaped stretcher, with label for 'Fratelli Pacetti, Firenze'
    34 in. (86 cm.) high; 76 ¾ in. (195 cm.) wide; 35 ½ in. (90 cm.) deep


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    The design of this console table relates to examples executed by Giovan Battista Foggini in the late 17th and early 18th century, particularly to those made after designs by Diacinto Maria Marmi. Two related drawings by Marmi for designs of supports for consoles incorporating female busts and volutes are in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe degli Uffizi in Florence, (A. González Palacios, Il Tempio del Gusto, Milan, 1986, vol. II, p. 31, fig. 13)

    A pair of very comparable console tables was in the collection of Baron Mayer de Rothschild (1818-1874) and illustrated in the Dining Room at Mentmore Towers, Buckinghamshire, sold at the Sotheby's sale, 18-27 May 1977, lot 882.

    Special Notice

    This lot will be removed to an off-site warehouse at the close of business on the day of sale - 2 weeks free storage


    Provenance

    With Fratelli, Florence
    Sotheby's Florence, 4 December 1990, lot 629.


    Literature

    E. Colle, Il Mobile Barocco in Italia, Milan, 2000, p. 192.