A pair of Roman rococo carved giltwood and painted consoles d'applique, by Nicola Carletti, Rome, circa 1770
20,000 - 40,000 EUR
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- Console : Haut. 49 cm, larg. 57 cm, prof. 23,5 cm.; Haut plateau : 4.5 cm.
- Console : height 19 1/4 in; width 2 1/2 in; depth 9 1/4 in; Height top 1 3/4 in
the marble veneered top inset with a gilt-bronze border
Gallery Franco Di Castro, Rome
This pair of consoles d'applique, en suite with lot 11 can be firmly attributed to Nicola Carletti, the foremost Roman carver of the Rococo period (see also lot 14, an armchair). Supporting this attribution are characteristic elements found in his documented work at Villa Chigi on the Salaria, whose contents were dispersed on the open market in the 1960s, such as the unusual ribbon-tied banding below the marble top, the polychrome carving of foliage and creeping vines in bloom indicate a possible provenance from the villa, where this pair of consoles would have splendidly blended in the exquisitely painted interiors together with the above-mentioned banquettes (lot 11) and the console table sold Sotheby's London, A Tale of Two Cities, 9 June 2015, lot 132 (reproduced here in fig. 1) all of which were probably commissioned by Cardinal Flavio II Chigi in 1768-70.