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AN ITALIAN CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE, GENOESE, CIRCA 1730/40

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

AN ITALIAN CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE, GENOESE, CIRCA 1730/40

AN ITALIAN CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE, GENOESE, CIRCA 1730/40

Estimate:

8,000

to
- 12,000 GBP

AN ITALIAN CARVED GILTWOOD CONSOLE TABLE, GENOESE, CIRCA 1730/40


the later faux green marble wood top, above a heart shaped cartouche apron flanked by volutes, re-gilt, losses


95.5cm. high, 192.5cm. wide, 80cm. deep; 3ft. 1½in., 6ft. 3¾in., 2ft. 7½in.


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This impressive console has a later wooden top decorated in faux marble which presents some minor marks and losses, and rubbing and chips to the edges. The table has been re-gilt and has small losses to carving and old marks and scratches throughout, consistent with age and use. The front left corner has losses to the frieze. There are scattered holes from previous woodworm activity and there are re-touchings to the gilding which deserve professional attention. The back legs have been reinforced with batons. Some restored breaks to the mouldings of the legs. A rare and imposing piece.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.

This console table has a pierced apron and shaped legs which are delicately carved with strapwork ending in exaggerated deep scrolls on socles. These features are characteristics of work produced in Liguria during the second quarter of the 18th century. Genoese furniture of the 18th century is particularly noteworthy for its creativity and fine tradition of carving and sculpture.


The present impressive table is a superb example and the richness and quality of the decorative carving bears close similarity to an example in the Palazzo Reale in Genoa (illustrated, A. González-Palacios, Il Mobile in Liguria, Genoa, 1996, p.117, no.140). Related examples were also sold Sotheby's London, 15 December 1999, lot 74 and Sotheby's London, 11 December 2002, lot 41.