Lot 30: A Console Table with Marble Plate, Italy, 18th C.
December 2, 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Wood, gilt, marble
Italy, 18th century
Compact, stepped base, curved, two-part shaft, on the top a sculptural mythical creature, the slender apron underpinned by two curved struts with acanthus and volutes
Red brown marble plate with curved outline
Dimensions: 82.5 x 117.2 x 46 cm
Defined by their bracket construction and designed to be affixed to walls, console tables are first recorded in the late 17th century. While at that time the table frames were decorated richly and pompously with caryatids, foliage or putti, following styles replaced such decorative forms with freer and less ponderous decorations.
The console table is in age-related condition. The gilding is slighly rubbed or flaked off in places. Partial tension cracks. The marble plate shows several repaired breakages as well as partial bumping marks. (ala)
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