An Italian scagliola top, second half of the 18th century, probably Tuscan
Asking Price: $220,000
centred by a cartouche enclosing a parrot amidst cherries, acorns and oak branches within ribbon-tied faux porphyry, acanthus scroll and fruit and floral spray borders
H. 30 3/4 in., W. 60 3/4 in., D. 1 1/4 in.; 78.1 cm., 154.3 cm., 3.2 cm.
Pallavicini Family, Geneva; sold 1977;
London Sotheby’s, 15 December 1999, lot 198;
Where acquired by the present owner.
Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris, 1986.
A.M. Massinelli, Scagliola l'arte della pietra di luna, Rome, 1997, p. 43, plates 28-28a.