View 1 of Lot 180. A pair of South Italian carved parcel-gilt and painted console tables, Neapolitan, circa 1760.
View 1 of Lot 180. A pair of South Italian carved parcel-gilt and painted console tables, Neapolitan, circa 1760.
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A pair of South Italian carved parcel-gilt and painted console tables, Neapolitan, circa 1760

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

A pair of South Italian carved parcel-gilt and painted console tables, Neapolitan, circa 1760

A pair of South Italian carved parcel-gilt and painted console tables, Neapolitan, circa 1760

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 GBP

 A pair of South Italian carved parcel-gilt and painted console tables, Neapolitan

circa 1760


each with a breccia marble top

98.5cm. high, 73cm. wide, 56cm. deep; 3ft. 2 3/4 in., 2ft. 4 3/4 in., 1ft. 10in.

This pair of console tables is a fine example of the production of furniture pieces that originated from Naples in the third quarter of the 18th century. They present key characteristics of Neapolitan console tables, namely the delicate rocaille motifs, the pierced apron with further rocaille and most importantly, the sinuous legs featuring a pronounced rocaille cabochon above a flowerhead and pendant husks and terminating in carved rocaille motifs towards the feet. A related pair also painted and originating from Naples was sold at Sotheby's London, 10 June 1999, lot 88. Further examples were sold at Christie's New York, 24 May 2000, lot 335.