A related table of slightly simpler execution but also featuring as well carved coat-of-arms set in the pedestals, from the Scarpa Collection, Venice, is illustrated in Clara Santini, Mille Mobili Veneti, Modena, 2002, vol. III, p. 146, ill. 187.
The coat-of-arms of the house of Paolucci di Calboli was made of gold and black, the upper part featuring a silver rose on a red background.
There are various legends relating to the origins of the Paolucci family - including that according to which the Paolucci are descendants of Paoluccio Anafesto, first doge of Venice. The Calboli family archives (Rimini, 1812) however trace the Paolucci family back to the Count of Calboli, lord of the Romagna region, whose fief once extended to Tuscany.
According to Vittorio Spreti (e collaboratori), Enciclopedia Storico-nobiliare italiana, vol. V, Milan, 1928, pp. 118-121, the origins of the Calboli family can be firmly established from the 13th Century, by virtue of a 1224 note from Pope Innocent IX, addressed to several members of the Calboli family.
Among the most illustrious members of the Calboli family, were Raniero and Fulciero di Calboli both said to have participated to the First Crusade, Giovanni di Calboli for his involvement in the capture of Jerusalem in 1099, and Rinieri da Calboli, mayor of Faenza, Parma, and Ravenna, considered to be the most illustrious member of the Calboli family and mentioned in Dante Alighieri's Divina Commedia (Purg., XIV, 8-89). The Calboli family continued to occupy important positions - whether military, diplomatic or religious - throughout the centuries.