Table in semiprecious stone, Tuscany, England, Mid 19th century

Tuscany, England Mid 19th century


Circular top in marble committed, with polychrome chessboard in the center; the marble is framed in a rosewood support, supported by a central turned baluster resting on three shaped and fluted feet.

Dimensions: h 74 cm; diametro 67,5 cm


Historical-stylistic analysis:

The octagonal top in polychrome marble works belongs to the Tuscan production, well known and linked to the artistic tradition linked to the Grand Ducal Workshops. As also in our case, similar plans were built in the nineteenth to be sold to the numerous wealthy foreign tourists visiting Italy, among the favorite destinations for the Grand Tour. mount these artifacts on supports designed and made by English cabinetmakers, using them as tables and gueridons for display.


– Splendors of Hard Stones. The Art of the Court in the Florence of the Grand Dukes, exhibition catalog (Sala Bianca di Palazzo Pitti, Florence, 21 December 1988 – 30 April 1989), Giunti Editore, Florence, 1988.

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