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Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century
Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century - Furniture Style Restauration - Charles X Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century - Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century - Restauration - Charles X Antiquités - Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century
Ref : 100969
9 800 €
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Italia
Medium :
Pietra Dura
Dimensions :
l. 39.37 inch X H. 20.87 inch X P. 21.26 inch
Furniture  - Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century 19th century - Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century Restauration - Charles X - Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century Antiquités - Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century
Franck Baptiste Provence

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Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century

Coffee table in pietra dura, Italy 19th century

Beautiful rectangular coffee table with hard stone marquetry top (pietra dura) on a mahogany veneer and gilt bronze base.

The top made of a slate core is veneered with hard stones, and has a double border in yellow Siena marble and portor marble, which frames a central reserve decorated with cubes. (in alabaster, granite, basalt, white marble, turquin blue, Egyptian green, grand antique, etc.)

The mahogany veneer base rests on four canted legs adorned with antique-style busts of goddesses and finished with human feet in gilded bronze.

Good state of conservation, small usual restorations.

The hard stone top, Italy, Rome around 1820-1830.

The base reassembled at the end of the 19th or the beginning of the 20th century with elements from the Empire period.

Dimensions:

Height: 53cm; Width: 100cm; Depth: 54cm


Our opinion :

The main attraction of our table is its luxurious marble marquetry top which perfectly represents the work of the Roman lapidary workshops of the early 19th century.
The judicious choice of a yellow border and a decoration of cubes gives us a very luminous composition which tirelessly attracts the eye.
The cubes with dark undersides and light upper faces are framed by black and white strips that allow a three-dimensional trompe l'oeil effect.
We must salute the technical mastery of the craftsman who gives us here a tray made up of more than three hundred pieces of stone patiently cut and polished.
This work, characteristic of Roman productions, was made possible thanks to two factors, the ancient ruins and their excavations which provided an almost inexhaustible manna of hard stones with infinite chromatic richness and the presence in the eternal city of the European nobility who came to do the " Grand tour" and who alone could afford to buy these parts at exorbitant prices.
Once at their destination, the trays were mounted on stands, on custom-made furniture or simply hung on the wall, like a painting.
It was in good taste to bring back these marbles reminding us that like the Romans before us, we are mere mortals, only passing through...

Franck Baptiste Provence

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Table & Gueridon Restauration - Charles X