16 December 1999,
Price realised GBP 5,175
GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000
AN ITALIAN GRAINED SIDE TABLE
Late 18th Century
The later rectangular brocatelle marble top with moulded edge, above a fluted frieze, centred by a grotesque mask flanked by foliate mask panels, on turned tapering fluted legs headed by stiff-leaf collars and on toupie feet, the table possibly reduced in size, inscribed in chalk 'LXH' and with further indistinct chalk markings, restored break to marble top
36 in. (92 cm.) high; 47 in. (121 cm.) wide; 24 in. (61.5 cm.) deep
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A related Piedmontese side table, with similar grotesque mask to the frieze, is illustrated in A. Disertori, et al., Il Mobile del Settecento, Novara, 1996, p. 36.
Lord and Lady St. Oswald, sold in these Rooms, 15 December 1994, lot 549 (6,670 inc. premium).
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François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France