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AN ITALIAN PIETRA PAESINA-INSET WALNUT, BURR-THUYA AND FRUITWOOD GAMES TABLE
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AN ITALIAN PIETRA PAESINA-INSET WALNUT, BURR-THUYA AND FRUITWOOD GAMES TABLE

BOLOGNA, CIRCA 1780-1790

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AN ITALIAN PIETRA PAESINA-INSET WALNUT, BURR-THUYA AND FRUITWOOD GAMES TABLE
BOLOGNA, CIRCA 1780-1790
The square top with eared corners and moulded gallery centred by a rectangular panel with verde antico, pink and lapis lazuli border, surrounded by eight smaller panels, some with giallo antico borders, above a shaped frieze fitted with a drawer, and three further conforming panels, on cabriole legs, lacking sabots
31 in. (79 cm.) high; 32¾ in. (83 cm.) square
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

The particular type of marble for the pietra paesina plaques is mined in the Arno region of Italy. Its literal translation, 'landscape stone', aptly captures its fantastically coloured and figured graining. This landscape pattern was created when the stone fractured from the earth's movement and water passed through, reacting with the oxides in its chemical makeup. The marble is then cut to exploit these patterns depicting abstract landscapes.

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