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A walnut mother-of-pearl, elephant ivory and bovine bone inlaid table, Venetian, first half 17th century
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A walnut mother-of-pearl, elephant ivory and bovine bone inlaid table, Venetian, first half 17th century
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A walnut mother-of-pearl, elephant ivory and bovine bone inlaid table, Venetian, first half 17th century
the top with foliate scrolls, masks and birds, men's profiles in medallions, the central oval cartouche with three armed children; (the lower part probably later)
Haut. 79,5 cm, larg. 117 cm, prof. 74,5 cm ; Height 31 1/3 in., width 46 in., depth 29 1/3 in.
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Literature

A. Gonzáles-Palacios, Il gusto dei principi. Arte di corte del XVIIe del XVIII secolo, Milan, 1993, vol. 1, p. 336 (studied), vol. 2, p. 297, fig. 592 (illustrated)

Related literature:
A. Gonzáles-Palacios, Il gusto dei principi. Arte di corte del XVIIe del XVIII secolo, Milan, 1993, vol. 1, pp. 335-336, vol. 2, p. 293-297, fig. 584-592

Catalogue Note

Our table was reviewed by Alvar Gonzáles-Palacios in his study Il gusto dei principi. Arte di corte del XVIIe del XVIII secolo (Milan, 1993, vol. 1, p. 336, vol. 2, p. 297, fig. 592). The essay entitled « Un mistero veneziano » establishes in the first instance a relation between a group of several tables and caskets and an anonymous workshop. Then, the present table is described: unlike the first group mainly inspired by Islamic patterns, its decoration is much more European and directly influenced by Renaissance features such as leave scrolls, grotesque masks and Antiquity profiles in medallions, suggesting perhaps northern engravings as models.
Among the most outstanding Italian trestle tables, let’s note the one sold in « Treasures » sale, Sotheby's, London, 6 July 2010, lot 4, from the former collection of Francesco Maria II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino (1549-1631).

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