Description & Technical information

An Italian neoclassical side table, in pine wood, blue and ivory painted and gilded, supporting a rectangular slab of excavation Egyptian porphyry, surrounded on three sides by a gilt pastiglia borderthe frieze centred with a profile portrait of Seneca and the corners with gilt lion masks, the side on a carved frieze on square tapering legs.
Sicilian, late 18th century.

Date:  1790 circa
Period:  1750-1850
Origin:  Sicily
Medium: Gilt, Giltwood, Hardstones, Lacca, Lapis, Plaster, Polychrome-painted, Porphyry, Tempera
Dimensions: 85 x 96 x 51 cm (33¹/₂ x 37³/₄ x 20¹/₈ inches)
Categories: Furniture