Italian Antique Furniture

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Very fine, Genoese, Rococo period console table
Item No. 933
Very fine, Genoese, Rococo period console table

In solid, elaborately carved giltwood with Serravezza marble top, pierced skirt centered by a Rococo foliate ornament, complex volute floral and foliate-carved cabriole legs, and arched foliate stretcher. Mid-18th century.

Provenance: Formerly part of the furnishings at The Audubon House, Key West, FL; previously on exhibition at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL.

47" wide by 33" high by 23" deep
Italian, Rococo period, walnut console
Item No. 838
Italian, Rococo period, walnut console

With wooden top painted to resemble marble and legs terminating in pied de sabots. From Naples. Mid-18th century.

60" wide by 35" high by 26½" deep
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk
Item No. 972
Italian, Baroque period, painted slant-front desk

Crème painted in scrolled arabesque forms with green, red, and black accents. With two drawers above fall-front lid, which opens to reveal four interior drawers and writing surface. Circa 1700.

43" high by 52½" wide by 24½" deep
Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry-inlaid commodini
Item No. 1089
Italian, Neoclassical period, marquetry-inlaid commodini

Having two drawers with original, gray-veined Carrara marble top. Adorned with musical instruments framed with foliage and floral motifs. Piemont, Italy. Circa 1780.

20½" wide by 34½" high by 13" deep
Set of eight, very fine Northern Italian, painted and parcel-gilded dining chairs
Item No. 806
Set of eight, very fine Northern Italian, painted and parcel-gilded dining chairs

Late 18th century.

20" wide by 20" deep by 18" high (at seat) 38" high (at back)
Large, Italian, Louis XVI period carved console
Item No. 931
Large, Italian, Louis XVI period carved console

From Torino with medallions, garlands, and acanthus leaves carved in solid linden wood. Original blue, gray, and beige Brocatello marble top. Circa 1780

56" wide by 25½" deep by 35" high
Very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period mirror a parcloses
Item No. 964
Very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period mirror a parcloses

In finely sculpted giltwood; decorated with garlands, leaves, flowers, and "entrelacs" (delicate vine tracery) surmounted by an urn; having mercury glass. Northern Italy, circa 1780.

71½" tall by 37½" wide
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum
Item No. 1083
Pair of second-century style, limestone trapezophorum

In solid, carved limestone depicting horned lions. Trapezophorum were used as pedestals and supports for tables and benches. 19th century, Rome.

19" high by 8" wide by 8½" deep
Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen
Item No. 950
Italian, Regence Period, gilt and polychrome-painted six-panel screen

Inspired by the designs of Claude III Audran, "La Serie des Douze Mois" (The Twelve Month Series"). The frames vigorously carved in silvered wood; the panels 18th century the painting refreshed in the 19th century; each decorated in green grotesque style on gold background depicting zodiac signs and mythological gods.

109" high by 168" wide
Italian, Neoclassical period silver-leaf mirror
Item No. 387
Italian, Neoclassical period silver-leaf mirror

With original mercury glass. Late 18th century.
Italian Renaissance Credenza
Item No. 1080
Italian Renaissance Credenza

In solid, carved walnut, the rectangular top above a conforming case with a breakfronted dentil molded edge, above two molded frieze drawers centered and flanked by putti heads over a pair of paneled doors centered by rayed ovals within with scroll carved border between stiles carved with standing putto figures and pendent foliage, raised on a conforming plinth.

Mid-16th century.

Provenance:
  • Raoul Tolentino, New York, 1926
  • Sold, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, May 2, 1957, lot 185, illus.
  • By descent to the present owner
A credenza with almost identical carving to the door panels formerly in the Kaiser Freidrich Museum, now the Bode Museum, is illustrated, Frida Schottmüller, Furniture and Interior Decoration of the Italian Renaissance, New York: B. Westermann Co., 2nd rev. ed., 1928, p. 91, fig. 217.

46" high by 68" wide by 19¾" deep
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats
Item No. 1036
Pair of very fine, Italian, Empire period curule seats

In solid, carved giltwood. First quarter of the 19th century.

The curule seat was first used by the Ancient Romans to denote political or military power. It was adopted by later European rulers, including Napoléon Bonaparte.

38" wide by 21" deep by 29" high
Rare, Florentine, Renaissance period refectory table
Item No. 763
Rare, Florentine, Renaissance period refectory table

In solid, carved black walnut. The top of two planks, both supporting elements styled as caryatids on both sides and joined by a stretcher, the whole resting upon claw feet. Late 16th century.

90" wide by 29" deep by 30" high
Rare, Venetian, Baroque period vitrine
Item No. 1059
Rare, Venetian, Baroque period vitrine

In solid, carved giltwood with red velour interior. Late 17th century.

31½" tall by 42" wide
Set of four, very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, grey-painted and giltwood boiserie panels of large dimensions
Item No. 875
Set of four, very fine, Italian, Neoclassical period, grey-painted and giltwood boiserie panels of large dimensions

The panels circa 1800, the later frames mid-19th century. Each one painted with classical figures: Minerva, Apollo, Bacchus, and Diana. The frames inscribed "SALONE BALLO."

large pair: 76" high by 62¼" wide; small pair 74½" high by 62½" wide
Very fine, Italian, sculpted marble fountain base of large dimensions
Item No. 859
Very fine, Italian, sculpted marble fountain base of large dimensions

Sculpted in solid Carrara marble as a large shell supported by a child satyr and a putto upon a naturalistic base with integral foliate and shell-carved circular base. Circa 1850.

Provenance: From the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Meyer Naide, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By repute, acquired from the Philadelphia home of Pearl S. Buck.

47" high by 41" diameter
Exceptional, Florentine, Renaissance period cassone
Item No. 1075
Exceptional, Florentine, Renaissance period cassone

In solid, carved walnut. Mid-16th century.

71" wide by 30" deep by 35½" high
Fine, Northern Italian, painted and parcel gilded table de milieu
Item No. 1067
Fine, Northern Italian, painted and parcel gilded table de milieu

With marble top having outset corners above a scrolling foliate-carved frieze (en arabesque), with female masks at the corners, the whole atop tapering, stop-fluted legs terminating in lion's paw feet. Circa 1780.

33¼" high by 51½" wide by 28¼" deep
Fine, Venetian, Baroque period overmantle mirror
Item No. 1052
Fine, Venetian, Baroque period overmantle mirror

Crème painted and parcel-gilded. With original mercury glass. Early 18th century.

75" wide by 40" tall
Italian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded vitrine
Item No. 1041
Italian, Rococo style, painted and parcel-gilded vitrine

With three interior shelves. Late 19th century.



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