Consolle Roma

A carved and sculpted giltwood demilune console table.

Rome, half of XVIII century

90 cm. high, 135 cm. wide, 66 cm. deep


The shaped demilune breccia dorata marble top above a scroll and mask-carved frieze restino on scrolled foliate-carved legs, the central support headed by a spread-winged putto, the legs joined by scrolled stretchers, on hairy hoof feet, lacking mask to left side of frieze.

This console table relates to various side tables in the Quirinale, Rome. Particularly characteristic is the winged mask to the front leg that is found on numerous aprons of side tables (A. Gonzales-Palacios, I mobili italiani, Milan, 1996, cat. 44 and 47), while the grotesques masks emergine from the baroque scrolls to the side legs similarly feature prominently on several examples (Gonzales-Palacios, ibid., cats. 44 and 47)