21 October 2004
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE PHILADELPHIA COLLECTION
A PAIR OF ITALIAN GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLES
GENOA, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Each of demilune form with rouge marble top above a tapering fluted shaft carved with Vitruvian scroll and part-filled with chandelles, with a circular foot, regilt, minor variations to the carving
32½ in. (82.5 cm.) high, 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) wide, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) deep (2)
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 18 June 1987, lot 148.
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