Description & Technical information

Above a pierced frieze with garlands, rocailles, C- and S-scrolls, on carved elongated leaves monopods terminating in scroll feet. Positively rare in their original shape and design, this pair of console tables were almost certainly once part of a larger suite of furniture, certainly for a holiday villa (luogo di delizie or sanssouci) on the coast outside Genoa, such as Villa Della Rovere (today Gavotti) in Albissola Marina.

Date:  Genoa 1740 c
Period:  1600-1750
Medium: Carved, Lacca, Polychrome-painted, Tempera, White marble
Dimensions: 82 x 57 x 32.4 cm (32¹/₄ x 22¹/₂ x 12³/₄ inches)
Provenance: An anonymous Genoese countryside residence
• Bossi Collection, Genoa (printed in fire on a top BOSSI E FIGLIO GENOVA INV.6457 COLLEZIONI ARTE ANTICA, fig.1).
• Galleria W. Apolloni, Rome, March 2000.
• A Manhattan interior by Robert Couturier, 2022.
Literature: A.Gonzalez-Palacios, Il Mobile in Liguria, Genova 1996, p. 205.