SUPERB CARVED GILTWOOD AND MARBLE ACCENT TABLE ON HOOVED SABOTS
Continental, perhaps Italian; circa mid 19th century
Item # 709HBP23P
A whimsical piece full of movement and flowing curves, this superb little table has the feel and character of Italian Rococo, though it is a difficult form on which to narrow down origin. Crafted around the middle of the 19th century, the table is extensively and competently carved in the solid wood with masks presumably representative of Pan in high-relief into each corner. These flank a centrally carved mask on each side of a somewhat royal figure, all masks surrounded by chaotic furls of foliage and rocaille stylizing. The apron has a gentle curvature to it that loosely conforms to the coral marble top, this with bold turrets flanked by pointed spurs with a thumb-molded edge. Naturally the marble top lifts right off of the table, revealing a series of original wood blocks that help give stability and support to the stone. The entire table rests over exaggerated cabriole legs that terminate in gorgeous little hooded sabots with a spur behind the ankle. It remains in very fine original condition throughout.
Measurements: 27” W x 18 1/2” D x 29 1/2” H
Small edge loss to underside of marble top (spur beside turret corner), splice to marble in one turret; giltwood with significant wear and some regilding here and there; losses to carved foliate beneath masks in a few spots, other chips and wear. Overall in simply gorgeous presentation-ready condition.