• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 374

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT CENTER TABLE

    BASICALLY SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY, THE TOP AND BASE POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED

    Price Realised  

    AN ITALIAN WALNUT CENTER TABLE
    BASICALLY SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY, THE TOP AND BASE POSSIBLY ASSOCIATED
    The hexagonal top with dentil-carved frieze on lion's mask monopodia, carved with foliate scrolls and ending in paw feet
    33 in. (84 cm.) high, 40½ in. (103 cm.) diameter


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    The rich patina of the hexagonal top and the bold, sculptural supports of this table relates to several Florentine tables in the Sixteenth century both in form and in construction. As with the table offered here, the top affixes to the base with battens and pegs. A table of the same form, with a fluted frieze and less elaborately carved legs in the Bardini Collection, Florence, is illustrated in W. Odom, A History of Italian Furniture, New York, 1966, fig. 159, p. 177.

    Provenance

    Acquired from Bernheimer, Munich, in 1966.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROFESSOR AND MRS. CLIFFORD AMBROSE TRUESDELL (LOT 374)