To send a message simply fill out the form below.
Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "Circular Intarsia Italian Hard-Stone Inlaid Belgian Black Marble Pedestal Table"
|If you do NOT want to receive newsletters from us regarding the antiques trade, please UNCHECK this box.|
To send this page to a friend, fill out the form below..
Look at what I found on the Online Galleries website!
2nd half 19th Century
Size: 71.5cm high, 69 cm dia – 28 ins high, 27¼ ins dia
Using the veneers of both ancient and more recently quarried hard-stones, the pieces of inlay are held in place with a warm cement made of resin and beeswax, and then the surface is leveled and polished. Depending on the complexity, a design can take weeks, months or years to complete. Tables such as this were often commissioned in Rome by wealthy travellers on the Grand Tour during the 18th and 19th centuries. These patrons must have included the Dukes of Devonshire as they returned home and instructed their own local craftsmen to create similar inlays in Ashford black marble.