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AN UNUSUAL AND RARE PAIR OF ITALIAN PAINTED, LACCA A MECCA AND FAUX MARBRE CONSO

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PERIOD: 17th Century

AN UNUSUAL AND RARE PAIR OF ITALIAN PAINTED, LACCA A MECCA AND FAUX MARBRE CONSOLE TABLES, PROBABLY ROMAN LATE 17TH CENTURY each with a painted faux verde antico marbre serpentine top above a scrolled foliate carved frieze supported by a kneeling figure in drapery on a rockwork base, the figure painted to simulate patinated bronze on scrolled feet Comparative Literature: Enrico Colle, Il Mobile Baroco in Italia, Arredi e Decorazioni d' Interni dal 1600 al 1738, Milam, 2000, pp. 114-115, no. 25. G. Lizzani, Il Mobile Romano, Milan, 1970, p. 73, plate 112. This unusual pair of console tables painted to simulate bronze with kneeling figures is characteristic of furniture which was being made for the most sumptuous Italian baroque interiors at the end of the 17th and beginning of the 18th centuries. The furniture was very sculptural and Colle, op. cit., pp. 114-115, illustrates various console tables with these very sculptural figural supports. Furthermore, there is a Roman carved giltwood console table in the Sala Grande of the Galleria, Palazzo Colonna, Rome, which has supports in the form of reclining slaves conceived in a similar vein, illustrated by Colle, op. cit., p. 115. The same author also illustrates another console table with kneeling supports in the Sala della Colonna Bellica, Galleria, Palazzo Colonna, Rome, p. 114. Finally Colle, op. cit., p. 114, illustrates a table from the same group, stated to be post 1688, now in the Sala dei Paessaggi, Galleria, Palazzo Colonna, Rome, which was recorded as having been carved by Isidoro Beati, reproduced here

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