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ABN ITALIAN NEO-CLASSIC PARCEL-GILT AND BLUE-PAINTED CONSOLE TABLE

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ABN ITALIAN NEO-CLASSIC PARCEL-GILT AND BLUE-PAINTED CONSOLE TABLE
LATE 18TH CENTURY, PIEDMONTESE

In the manner of Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo, with demi-lune ochre veined marble top above a beaded foliate-carved panelled frieze carved with continuous scrolling foliage on circular tapering fluted legs headed by acanthus-carved capitals and stiff leaf collars ending in toupie feet-39in. (99cm.), 41½in. (105cm.) wide, 18½in. (47cm.) deep

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Giuseppe Maria Bonzanigo (1745-1820), sculptor and cabinet maker, is recorded as having worked in Turin from the early 1770s and is noted as supplying architectural embellishments and furniture to the Royal Palaces before being appointed official woodcarver to Vittorio Amadeo III in 1787. His work is characteristically executed in a florid version of the Louis XVI style and his atelier continued to flourish both after the French occupation of Piedmont in 1796 and the Restoration working for the King of Sardinia (see H. Honour, Cabinet Makers and Furniture Designers, 1969, pp. 182-185).
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