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An Italian tulipwood, fruitwood and scagliola centre table
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An Italian tulipwood, fruitwood and scagliola centre table

NAPLES, CIRCA 1780

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An Italian tulipwood, fruitwood and scagliola centre table
NAPLES, CIRCA 1780
Banded overall and inlaid with a key pattern band, the moulded top with central scagliola panel depicting the arch of Janus Archi trionfali, inscribed to the base Arco di Giano, within a panel with classical figures, grotesques and geometric motifs, above a frieze inlaid with key pattern, on square tapering feet with simulated fluting
85 cm. high x 88 cm. wide x 64 cm. deep
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Lot Essay

'Scagliola' is a technique of inlaying marble powders and pigments into a routed marble surface producing a look resembling a painting. The exceptional quality of this Italian scagliola table is characteristic for Neapolitan workshops in the late 18th century, for a comparable table top see A. Massinelli Scagliola l'arte della pietra di luna Roma 1997, pl. 110

The Arco di Giano or Arch of Janus after a design by Piranesi see J.Scott Piranesi London 1975, pl. 18.

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