A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP
 A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP
 A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP
 A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP
 A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP
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Property from an Important Private Collection

A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection

A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP

Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 USD

Lot Sold:18,750USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from an Important Private Collection

A PAIR OF SPANISH BAROQUE STYLE PIETRE DURE AND PARCEL-GILT WROUGHT IRON CONSOLE TABLES, THE TOPS AFTER THE BUEN RETIRO WORKSHOP


height 34 ½in.; width 52 ½in.; depth 22 in.

87.75 cm; 133.5 cm; 56 cm

Condition Report

In good condition. Scattered chips and minor staining to marble tops, not visually distracting. Iron stands in good condition with some oxidation and rubbing to gilding. One petal from bouquet on base re-attached. One missing two flowers from base.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Acquired through Geoffrey Bradfield, 1985

Catalogue Note

The tops are after a table supplied to King Charles III by the Buen Retiro Laboratorio de Piedras y Mosaico [Pietre Dure and Mosaic Workshop] in 1782, now in the Prado Museum (Álvar González-Palacios, Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, Madrid 2001, no.29 p.177-79). The design was based on a trompe-l'oeil cartoon by the artist Charles-Jospeh Flipart. When Charles VII of Naples assumed the Spanish throne as Charles III in 1759, he transferred the Capodimonte porcelain factory to the Buen Retiro park in Madrid and also established a pietre dure and mosaic workshop, bringing in workers from Florence. The workshop was in operation until 1808 when it was destroyed by invading French troops.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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