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An Italian rococo carved giltwood console table, Venice, circa 1760
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An Italian rococo carved giltwood console table, Venice, circa 1760
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A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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An Italian rococo carved giltwood console table, Venice, circa 1760
the shaped white and grey veined inset marble top within a moulded border on a pierced frieze and apron, above similarly carved cabriole legs, the whole carved with flowers and rocaille
84.5cm. high, 160cm. wide, 73cm. deep; 2ft. 9¼in., 5ft. 3in., 2ft. 4¾in.
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Catalogue Note

S. Levy, Il mobile veneziano del Settecento, vol. II, Novara, 1996, tav. 226, illustrates a nearly identical carved walnut console table. A related console table sold Sanmarco - Venezia, 8 July 2006, lot 314.

The relevance of such tables, which would be found on the piano nobile of Venetian palaces, is underlined by the rich gilt decoration whilst other more domestic console tables would have had painted or lacquered decoration. These would normally have faux-marble tops in keeping with the pictorial illusionism of the frescoed interiors for which they were conceived.

A Venetian Legacy – An Italian Private Collection

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London