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A fine Italian micromosaic octagonal table

MID 19TH CENTURY

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A fine Italian micromosaic octagonal table
Mid 19th Century
The octagonal top centred by a roundel depicting a hilltop castle within bands decorated with foliage and cornucopiae, the outer sectors with chamfered panels of scrolling foliage within a moulded border, on octagonal support, with foliate engraved silvered hinge, the top of the support inlaid with a coat of arms and the motto CON REAL PRIVILE(GIO), the underside of the pedestal top with pencil inscription W.G.(?)/APRIL 1909, on moulded inswept foot and lead-weighted octagonal plinth
29¼in. (74cm.) high: 43½in. (110.5cm.) diameter

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The coat of arms well well be that of Charles, Duke of Madrid (d.1909). The table may be attributable to the Falcini Brothers workshop in Florence.
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