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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 356

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLES

    PROBABLY ROME, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLES
    PROBABLY ROME, MID-18TH CENTURY
    Each with a later serpentine alabaster top above a pierced ruffled foliate and C-scroll-carved frieze with floral swags, the sides similarly carved, on scroll and ruffle-headed cabriole legs joined by a rocaille-carved X-form stretcher with central pierced ruffled shell, resting on scrolled feet, with metal inventory plaque 'A-3452' and 'A-3452A', and marked in chalk 'GR-1464', regilt, restorations and replacement to some frieze carving
    34½ in. (88 cm.) high, 60½ in. (154 cm.) wide, 30½ in. (77.5 cm.) deep (2)


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    A closely related Roman console with a very similar stretcher and legs in a private Bolognese collection is illustrated in S. Colombo, L'Arte del Legno e del Mobile in Italia, Turin, 1981, pl. 421, and another very similar console in the collection of Count Paolo Diamilla Magnelli is illustrated in G. Lizzani, Il Mobile Romano, Milan, 1997, p. 81, pl. 128. A further related console is also in the Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome, and illustrated in A. González-Palacios, Il Patrimonio Artistico del Quirinale: I Mobilé Italiani, Milan, 1996, p. 178, pl. 54.

    Saleroom Notice

    The correct dimensions for the consoles are:
    35 in. (89 cm.) high, 60½ in. (154 cm.) wide, 30in. (76 cm.) deep