29 October 2002
An Italian Baroque style marble-topped giltwood console table
The later rectangular verde antico marble top above an egg-and-dart moulded cornice and heavily-carved scrolling pierced foliate frieze centred by a cartouche with the arms of the Mastai-Ferretti family, on scrolled legs joined by a wavy 'X'-stretcher
41in. (104.1cm.) high; 69½in. (176.5cm.) wide; 31½in. (80cm.) deep
Commissioned for the Mastai-Ferretti family, Sennigalia, Ancona.
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Of lower nobility from Sennigallia in the province of Ancona, the Mastai-Ferretti family is remembered most for Giovanni Maria (1792-1878), who as Pius IX, was the longest-serving Pope in history.
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