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A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO GILTWOOD AND GREEN-PAINTED CONSOLES
A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO GILTWOOD AND GREEN-PAINTED CONSOLES

NAPLES, CIRCA 1750

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN ROCOCO GILTWOOD AND GREEN-PAINTED CONSOLES Naples, circa 1750 Each with a serpentine mottled green marble top above a pierced scrolled frieze carved with floral garlands, on foliate-entwined downscrolled legs joined by a rocaille-carved stretcher, with scrolled feet, redecorated, with traces of earlier gilding 37in. (94cm.) high, 43in. (109cm.) wide, 24in. (61cm.) deep (2)
Provenance
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 28 May 1993, lot 188

Lot Essay

These richly carved consoles, with their lavish use of floral swags and rocaille carving on boldly inswept supports, relate to a console attributed to the Neopolitan intagliatore Gennaro di Fiore, in the Queen's Gabbinetto della Tualetta in the Palazzo Reale, Caserta, illustrated in Civit del '700 a Napoli, Naples, 1979, exh. cat. vol. II, pp. 201-2, cat.443. A japanned side table with similar carving, especially the floral trails to the legs, in the Museum and National Gallery of Capodimonte, Naples, is illustrated ibid., p. 197, cat. 438.

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