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An Italian trompe l'oeil scagliola table top, by Carlo Gibertoni, Tuscany, 1695

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman

An Italian trompe l'oeil scagliola table top, by Carlo Gibertoni, Tuscany, 1695

An Italian trompe l'oeil scagliola table top, by Carlo Gibertoni, Tuscany, 1695

Estimate:

20,000 - 30,000 GBP

Property of a Gentleman

An Italian trompe l'oeil scagliola table top, by Carlo Gibertoni, Tuscany, 1695


the top with a trompe l'oeil map depicting Asia, the top left with the inscription "L'ASIE / Où sout exactement decrites toutes / les constes de la mer suivant les / derniers navigations et le dedans / dù Pais / par Carles Gibertoni 1695", on an associated polychrome Baroque style base

91cm. high, 167cm. wide, 87cm. deep; 2ft. 11⅞in., 5ft. 5¾in., 2ft. 10¼in.

In overall good condition with minor old marks, scuffs and scratches consistent with age and use. The corners and edges with scuffs and corresponding minor losses to carving. Rubbing and losses to gilding, especially to one side. Generally with evidence of an old woodworm activity as should be visible in the catalogue image, but this no longer appears to be active. As specified in the cataloguing, the base is associated. With a glass protective top.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

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

Sotheby's, Milan, Mobili, Dipinti, Arti Decorative, Ceramiche e Argenti, 11-12 June 1997, lot 363 (£39,100);
where acquired by the current owner.
Graziano Manni, I Maestri della Scagliola in Emilia Romagna e Marche, Modena, 1997, pp. 80-81, figs. 61 and 62.