The bold use of scrolls and powerful form of this impressive console point to a Roman origin. A related console also featuring hoof feet, in the Palazzo Quirinale, Rome, is illustrated in A. González-Palacios, Il Patrimonio Artisitico del Quirinale: I Mobili Italiani, Milan, 1996, p. 174, cat. 50. A further related console, with similar hipped, scrolling supports, is illustrated in G. Lizzani, Il Mobile Romano, Milan, 1970, p. 77, fig. 119. A closely related Roman console, of the same unusual three-legged form and with Siena marble top, was sold anonymously Christie's, New York, 21 October 2004, lot 1146.